Russell Duane Sprowls, 81, a retired custodian, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Decatur.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Another visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Campbell Funeral Home in Beaver Falls, Penn.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Beaver Falls Cemetery.
Russell was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Harrisburg, Penn., to Charles and Harveda (Shroutz) Sprowls. He was married to Mary Lou Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Lou Sprowls; stepson Kevin Conner; and brothers Thurlin and Gaymon.
Survivors include his sons, Alfred Sprowls and wife, Juanita, of Galion, Ohio, Lester Sprowls of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Chester Sprowls and wife, Dottie, of Baden, Penn.; daughters Carol Allen and husband, Jim, of Washington, Penn., Alberta Johnson of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Veda Thomas and husband, Don, of Bridgeport; stepsons Jimmy Conner and wife, Nora, of North Lima, Ohio, and Charles Conner of Beaver Falls; stepdaughter Karen Conner of Beaver Falls; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Jean Mourino and Arlene Belknap, both of Ohio; other family members and a host of friends.