U.S. Coast Guard YN1 (Ret) Robert G. Spraker Sr., better known as “Bob”, passed from his earthly life into his heavenly home on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was born on Thanksgiving day, November 24, 1952. In Grundy, VA.
While serving in the U.S. Navy, Bob met Delores Staley of Washington, NC. They were married on April 16, 1976 in Alexandria VA. Upon completion of their respective tours of duty with the U.S.N., Bob enlisted in the Coast Guard while Delores enlisted in Coast Guard reserved and was later called to full active duty. After several transfers to different duty stations, Bob’s final tour of duty was at USCG Headquarters, Washington DC, retiring July 1, 1994 after 22 years of service. He then worked for 5 years with the National Bricklayers Union in DC. In August 2000 Bob began his second career with the Virginia Department of Transportation retiring after 18 years of service. He was employed by the U.S. Marine Corp Community Services at Quantico, VA at the time of his death.
Bob is survived by his wife Delores (Dee), son: Robert “Greg” Spraker (Kristine) of Manassas, VA; daughter: Kimberly “Kim” Spraker of Dumfries VA; stepdaughters: Stacey Cutler Toppin (Brad) of Pantego, NC, AnnMarie Cutler of Brunswick, GA; sister: Cynthia Spraker Musick of Shelby, NC; six grandchildren: Corey Toppin, Carlie Toppin, William “Will” Cutler, Ashlie McCall, Sydney and Sophia Spraker; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Frank Sr. and Virginia Boatwright Spraker, his brother Frank Jr., his in-laws Pete and Nodie Staley and his stepson Robbie Cutler.
A graveside funeral service with full military honors will be announced at a later date.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to assist the Spraker family.
Robert "Bob" Spraker