BLOOMFIELD - Elmer Charles Spangler, 85, died May 7, 2002, in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late Henry and Versie Ramsey Spangler, he lived in the Bloomfield community most of his life, where he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans in Dexter. He was a salesman for Union Biscuit Company for eight years and then owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Bloomfield from 1950 until retiring in 1979.
On Jan. 27, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, he married Beulah Kornegger who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Helen Hopkins of Overland and Charlette Kennedy of Bloomfield; one sister, Violet Simpson of Fenton; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Lloyd Spangler, Roy Spangler and Paul Spangler; one sister, Vivian Spangler; and one stepgrandson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Ron Dunavin, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.