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Charles Henry Spratley Sr.

January 14, 1947 — September 22, 2020

Charles Henry Spratley, Sr. entered into rest on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the age of 73 at Sentara Norfolk General. Charles, a.k.a. "Chip," was a devoted and devout Man of God, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Charles was born on January 14, 1947 in Virginia to Robert, Sr. and Georgetta Spratley. Charles was raised in Smithfield, Virginia with his seven siblings. He attended the public schools of Isle of Wight County, VA. On October 15, 1977, he married Paula McGowan and they raised their children, Michael, KaShauna, and Charles, Jr. He was employed by the Newport News Shipyard as a Machinist in Department X43 Machinery Installation. Charles was a humble man. He had a passionate heart for God and served as a Deacon to several church families while he sought out ways to study and seek God through His word and a dedicated prayer life. Charles was dedicated to keeping the Sabbath holy on Saturdays and built an impressive collection of biblical teachings. He was known for his kind heart and for loving his neighbor which is evident by so many people needing to express that, "He was a good man" when speaking of him. His gifting in charity was great and he required nothing in return. He was known for his love for beautiful automobiles and detailed cleanliness. He also enjoyed listening to the gospel music of Sam Cooke. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Robert Spratley, Sr., mother, Georgetta Spratley, sisters, Rebecca Tucker, Pecolia Daye, Thelma Skeeter, a brother, Robert Spratley, Jr., and a son, Michael LaMont Spratley. Charles leaves to cherish his memory and is survived by a daughter, KaShauna Georgetta Spratley, a son, Charles Henry Spratley, Jr., a stepson, Thomas Earl Ferguson, Jr. (Stacey) of Newbury, CA, a sister, Elizabeth Edwards (Charlie), two brothers, Floyd Lee Spratley and Walter Ray Spratley (Ester), his grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A viewing is scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 at Shivers Funeral Chapel in Smithfield, VA. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Shivers Funeral Chapel in Smithfield, VA. In compliance with CDC guidelines, limited attendance will be adhered to and required. Please join us for our Father's last pass through Smithfield, VA on a horse drawn carriage from Shivers Funeral Chapel to Main Street at 12 Noon. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Shivers Funeral Chapel, 12749 Courthouse Hwy, Smithfield, VA 23430. Please Keep the Spratley family in your thoughts and prayers. View Memorial Pictures

Burial Date September 29, 2020

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11am Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Shivers Funeral Chapel BY INVITATION ONLY! The service will also be live streamed from our Facebook Page. Viewing will take place Monday, September 28, 2020 from 4-6pm also at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Mr. Spratley is in the loving and professional care of Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please Keep the Spratley family in your thoughts and prayers.

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