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Thomas Sprouse Obituary

Thomas Eli Sprouse
Thomas Eli Sprouse

July 28, 1936 - September 7, 2018
Born in Buncombe County
Resided in Fairview, North Carolina
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Thomas Eli Sprouse, 82, of Fairview, went to be with his Lord and his precious wife on Friday, September 7, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Lura Sherlin Tomberlin and Frank Sprouse. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hensley Sprouse, who died in 2013; five brothers, Arnold, Louis, Fred, James and Robert Sprouse; and three sisters, Margaret Sprouse, Eunice Joyner and Polly Laws.

A United States Marine Veteran, he served as a deacon at Cedar Mtn. Baptist church for over 42 years and taught Sunday school for over 30 years. His passion in life was his family, his church and helping others.

He is survived by two sons; Clifford Sprouse (Nada), of Fletcher, and Charles Sprouse, of Fairview; two daughters, Colleen Ownsbey (Randy), of Fairview, and Donna Beasley (Tom), of Ayden, NC; one brother, C.J. Sprouse, of Leicester; one sister, Wanda Evans, of Candler; six grandchildren, Stacie, Jamie, Wesley, Cameron, Seth and Aaron as well as nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Cedar Mountain Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Page officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Vance Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a contribution to CarePartners Hospice or Cedar Mountain Baptist Church.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.




Cedar Mtn. Baptist Church
19 Reeds Creek Road
Fairview, North Carolina United States 28730
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cedar Mtn. Baptist Church
19 Reeds Creek Road
Fairview, North Carolina United States 28730
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
11:00 AM
Vance Cemetery
Vance Cemetery Road
Weaverville, NC United States 28787
Tuesday, September 11, 2018


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