Branch of service U S Air Force
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
As originally published on Thursday, March 26, 2009.
Joseph L. Spriggs, 77, of
, died March 23, 2009, at
after a lengthy illness.
28, 1932, in Burkittsville, he was the son of the late Catherine L.
Dorsey, and stepson of the late Roy C. Dorsey. He was predeceased by his
wife, Lucy Duvall Spriggs, in 1994.
He was a
. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for 23
years. After retirement from the Air Force, he moved to
and worked on the pipeline for several years. He and his wife returned to
and he was employed by Children's Hospital as an electrician. Once retired
from Children's Hospital, he settled in
survived by two devoted sisters, Catherine E. Jackson, Knoxville, and
Betty B. Dorsey, Burkittsville; stepdaughter, Cynthia Harding; two
step-grandsons, Tyronne and Lavail; three sisters-in-law, Malcinia Diggs
and husband, Mary Toombs and husband, and Flora Haynes; two
brothers-in-law, William Duvall and Hugh Duvall and wife. He is also
survived by a foster sister, Mary E. Brown; special friend, India
Harrison; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by
a brother, Alfred; and a sister, Dorothy.
will receive friends prior to the 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, service at
Stauffer Funeral Home,
1100 N. Maple Ave.
. Interment will be at
at a later date.