William Camden Sponaugle Sr.

TENNERTON — William Camden Sponaugle Sr., 74, of Buckhannon, the Little Sand Run community, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at his home.  He was born on Oct. 26, 1942, in Webster County, a son of the late Clareon McCartney and ImaJean Sponaugle.  On Feb.  17, 1964, he was united in marriage to Ruby I. Sponaugle, who survives.  

Also surviving are one daughter:  Pamela Jean Sponaugle; two sons:  William C. Sponaugle Jr. and Clifford Lee Sponaugle, all of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; two sisters:  Nellie Garvin and Audrey Frame; four sisters-in-law:  Velma Gibson, of Arizona, Thelma Keener, of Akron, Ohio, Linda Tanner, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kathy Silman of Ireland, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters. 

Mr. Sponaugle was a body builder and in 1994, he travelled to Russia and New Finland to participate in the Goodwill Games, where he won silver and bronze medals in bench pressing.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

At the request of Mr. Sponaugle, his body will be donated to the Human Gift Registry of the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Online condolences may be extended to the Sponaugle family at www.heavnerandcutright.com.  

The Sponaugle family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.


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