Thomas C. Sproul

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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Tracy Sproul
February 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

We’ll always remember your jokes, Grandpa, whether we laughed or rolled our eyes at them (like Grandma did). Glad you are finally at rest and reunited with your ‘buddy’, we know how much you missed her. I’m not sure who will miss you more here, your family or the casino 🙂 Love you much, your granddaughter, Tracy.

Dave Cushion
February 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Hi Debbie and Mike,

Our condolences on your Dad. He was a great guy to be around.

I’m not sure if we can make visitation or the service as my Mom passed away yesterday (and is also at Estes right now) and Denise’s Mom passed away this morning.

So, we are a bit consumed with 2 sets of visitaions and funerals for the week and Wednesday actually have Mom’s funeral in the morning and Winnie’s visitation in the evening.

You guys take care and stay in touch.

Dave and Denise

Andrew & Heather Sherman
March 1, 2011 at 7:44 am

Though I can’t say I ever had the chance to really get to know him… The few times I did get to meet, talk, and have lunch the conversation was full, filled with laughter and non stop joke trading. He knew how to wear a smile and bring smiles to many others and will be missed.

Our deepest condolences goes out to the Sproul family.

Thomas was a great guy

Val Johnson
March 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

It was great chatting with your Dad at your retirement party, Deb. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If there is anything I can do, I am just a phone call away!!!

Much love…Val

David Sproul
March 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Dad I can never be able to express the empty feeling I have in my heart and life right now. We had our hard times and for that I will take the blame. We became close after Mom passed and I wish I had done that sooner. I love you were words that did not come easy out of your mouth, so I will say it.Pop I Love you very much and will miss you for the rest of my life. Thank you for always having been there for me. Your Son and proud of it. David

Ashley and Emanuel Kemp (Maldonado)
March 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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

Pat & Ken Young
March 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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


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