A private committal will he held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery for Glenn Clarkson Sprott, who passed away on Feb. 26 in Santa Cruz. Mr. Sprott will be placed next to his wife, Ruth J. Frysinger Sprott.
Mr. Sprott was a native of Oakland and later a 35 year resident of Nevada County.
In 1942, Mr. Sprott’s training for the 1944 Olympics in the decathlon, and college studies at University of California Berkeley, were interrupted by World War II. He joined the Navy Medical Corps as a medic serving with the Marines. After World War II, he joined the Army Reserves. Mr. Sprott volunteered for 20 years as a board member for the Selective Service System. He showed a strong sense of dedication and commitment to America and was proud of his grandsons that followed in his military footsteps.
Glenn’s love of sports permeated his life. In high school, he was an excellent athlete in football, basketball, track, and the shot-put. His avid love was football. He enjoyed watching his son and later his grandchildren’s athletic abilities. He was proud of his children and all of his grandchildren.
Mr. Sprott and his wife, Ruth, helped establish the Historical Society of Nevada County. He expressed a sense of luck for having the opportunity to travel around the world with his wife Ruth. Mr. Sprott enjoyed panning for gold, raising pheasants, and growing fruits and vegetables.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Malcolm and Tricia Sprott; daughter and son-in-law, Galynn and Ron Thomas; sister, Evelyn Paine; grandchildren, Carson Sprott, Justine Sprott, William Sprott, James Baker, Andrew Baker, Christopher Plummer, Zachary and Bridget Plummer and Ashley Plummer; beloved nephew of Jack Clarkson. Mr. Sprott was preceded in death by his parents, Evans P. and Florine Clarkson Sprott; brother, Vernon; and beloved wife, Ruth J. Frysinger Sprott.
His family will forever remember Mr. Sprott’s twinkling eyes, his smile, his great sense of humor and his ability to make the “good old days” and the current days seem like adventures. This unique and beloved man will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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