William P. Sprecher, 91, of Alexander died Monday, April 28, 2014.
He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Omaha, Neb., to the late Paul C. and Grace P. (Haynie) Sprecher,
He was an ATF agent for the Treasury Department.
William was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force and was present at the storming of Normandy beach on June 6, 1944. (That World War II event came to be known as D-Day.)
He was also a devoted member of the Adoniram Masonic Lodge 288, attaining the level of Master Mason in 1959. He served for a time as Master of his lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jess Sprecher; and his sister, Jean C. Sprecher of Mississippi.
He is survived by two daughters, Paulette Alvarez of Mablevale and Mary Jo Lawler of San Diego, Calif.; a son, William P Sprecher Jr. of South Carolina; and six grandchildren, William D. Alvarez, Timothy Alvarez, Bill Rushing, Robert Rushing, Lew Sprecher and Tyler Sprecher; and three great-grandchildren, Payten Alvarez, Renaldo Paul Alvarez and Alex Rushing.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Serving as pallbearers are his fellow Masonic Lodge brothers.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the funeral home.
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