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Kenneth E. Sponsler

April 20, 1936 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 83)

Kenneth E. Sponsler, 83, of Hollars Extension, Everett, PA; passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, Everett, PA.  He was born on April 20, 1936; a son of the late Ellis E. and Rhoda (Foor) Sponsler.  On February 25, 1956 in Everett, PA; he married K. Joan “Ann” (Diehl) Sponsler at the First United Church of Christ, a union of sixty-three years.

Along with his wife he is survived by children Ed Sponsler, Greg Sponsler married to Karen, Pam Sponsler, Mark Sponsler married to Sharon; grandsons Dusty, Casey, Nathan, and Caleb; great-grandchildren Layne, Brooke, Bridget, Faith, Kaiden, Hunter, Alaina, and Brode; siblings Richard Sponsler, and Debbie married to Daryl Hixon.

Kenny was preceded in death by a sister Judy Sherman.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Everett where he served as a Deacon.

He worked for Brown’s Motors and later for Penn Detroit Diesel in Bedford until his retirement.   After retirement he shuttled cars for Bedford Ford and Bedford Chrysler.

Kenneth was a member of the Everett Sportsman’s Club, the Logan Country Hunting Camp, a life member of the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and many other organizations.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He as a devoted husband, Dad and Granddad.

He was a graduate of Everett Southern-Joint High School Class of 1953.

Friends and Family may call at the Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. and on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the church.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church, 57 Providence Street, Everett, PA; with Rev. Robert R. Robertson officiating. 

Burial will be held at the Everett Cemetery.

If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Kenny to First Christian Church, Parking Lot Project, 57 Providence Street, Everett, PA  15537 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 220 Zan Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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