Thomas SproulAge 82, of Lansing, passed away February 27, 2011.  He was born April 3, 1928, in Detroit.

Tom worked as a salesman, taking great pride in being honest.  His passion was people, and he loved to make them laugh.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the 40/8 VFW.  He was also a Mason, and belonged to the Moose and Eagles Lodges.  Tom enjoyed going to the casino where he could be around people, and his past times included golf, bowling, hunting, and dancing with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; parents, Byron and Thelma Sproul; and 2 brothers, Dick and Bob.  Surviving are:  daughter, Debra (Mike) Cochran of Jefferson City, TN, Jim (Vicki) Sproul of Lansing, and David (Robin) Sproul of Lansing; 8 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rev. Bill Miller officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in memory of Thomas Sproul.

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7 Messages to “Thomas C. Sproul”

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    Pat & Ken Young Says:

    We knew your dad from the moose. We will miss him. We will keep you in are prays.

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    Ashley and Emanuel Kemp (Maldonado) Says:

    Memories…
    They bring smiles to our faces, or tears to our eyes, and sometimes both at the same time. Losing someone is heartbreaking, but we have all been left with a special gift – our memories. They are often the only things we have left after that special person is gone. Though at times they may be painful to think about, with them, our loved ones remain a part of us forever. -Ashley

    David and Mom, My heart is with you in this trying time. I know how it feels to lose your best friend. He was a wonderful man with such a great sense of humor and a man who would give his last penny. A strong man with an unbelievably funny sense of humor. The one time I spent with him at the hospital was all I needed to know that he was one of a kind. A jokester and a kid at heart. Live on through memories and know he’s now your Angel. With the combination of Thomas Sproul and Ignacio Maldonado… God has his work cut out for Him in Heaven :-) Love you guys

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