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September 11, 1951
~September 26, 2022
Oscar Spratley, 71, of South Point, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2022 after a lengthy illness. Oscar was born to Juanita Taylor on September 11, 1951, in Huntington, West Virgina. He raised in Long Branch, New Jersey and graduated from Long Branch High School. Oscar was baptized at a young age by the late Rev. C.P. Williams at 2nd Baptist Church in Long Branch, NJ.
He went on to proudly serve this country in the United States Air Force as a medic from 1973-1993. After a long military career that included multiple deployments throughout the world; Oscar started a second career operating his own business building, programing, and repairing computers for business use. He also managed an apartment complex and enjoyed a reef keeping hobby most of his adult life. Oscar enjoyed working with his hands and he was proficient in several forms of Martial Art. He also served as an instructor of different styles of Karate for many years.
Oscar was pre-deceased by his parents James and Juanita Spratley of Long Branch, New Jersey.
He is survived by two sons: Christopher and Michael and their mother Carol; four grandchildren, Grace, James, Solomon and Simone; a cherished sister Teresa Spratley and a niece Yolanda Spratley both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a brother James Spratley of Easton, MD; a beloved cousin Melody Byrd-Alderman of New Jersey; along with many cousins who live in the Lawrence County, Ohio area. Oscar was very blessed to have the love, care and tireless devotion of his Aunt Jarrell Worley of South Point, Ohio; a devoted cousin Renee Fox of South Point, Ohio and a supportive friend, Dawn Short of Huntington, WV.
GOD showered Oscar with Mercy, Peace and ultimately Rest.... A graveside service was held on November 3, 2022 at Woodland Cemetery Veteran's section in Ironton, Ohio.