Obituary of David Lee Spangler, Sr.
MSgt, David Lee Spangler, Sr. USAF Retired, 84 of Salem passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carval Lee and Louise Ross Spangler.
MSgt Sargent Spangler proudly served our country for over 21 years in the United States Air Force. He served as a Radio Operator, Drill Instructor, and Recruiter. Following his long career in the Air Force he served 28 years as the NCOIC of the Air Force Junior ROTC program in the Roanoke Valley. He was a former PTA President, member of the Air Force Association, a Major in the Virginia Guard. Mr. Spangler taught at William Fleming High School for 25 years, and served as a Tennis Coach for 31 years. He was a graduate of Liberty University.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Bonnie Dennis Spangler; children, Robin Spangler Hale (Bob); David Lee Spangler, Jr. (Rhonda), Michele Spangler Brown (Mike); grandchildren, Matt (Ashlee), Renee (Travis), Meagan (Shayne), Rob (Lauren), Ryan and Logan; great grandchildren, Bryson, Natalee, Briar, Tanner, Tripp and Jace; sister, Patricia Spangler Blais (Paul), Brenda Spangler Vogler (Bill); brother, Edward C.
Spangler (Vickie); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Parkway Wesleyan Church (3645 Orange Ave. NE Roanoke, VA.) by Pastor Shahn Wilburn. Interment with military honors will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, VA.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. 366-0707