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Harold E. "Jack" Spry

January 7, 1928 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 94)

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Harold E. "Jack" Spry, 94, of Ohio City; formerly of Van Wert, passed away at 5:07 AM on Monday, March 21, 2022 at his residence.

He was born on January 7, 1928, in Convoy, the son of the late William and Luetta (Foley) Spry. On July 8, 1977, he married the former Norma Jean (Long), who passed away on June 1, 2018.

Jack retired from Continental Can Company, Van Wert, after many years of service.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1952-1954.

Jack was a member of the Van Wert American Legion Post #178 and the Celina Moose Lodge #1473.

He enjoyed motorcycles and snowmobiles. Jack was constantly finding something to tinker around with.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathi (Tom) Wise of Odessa, Florida; grandsons, Matt and Kevin; a nephew Mike Spry of New York; and his caregiver, Jinny Warthman of Ohio City, Ohio.

In addition to his wife and parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Spry.

Services will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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