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Arthur "Red" Woodrow Spangler




Arthur W. "Red" Spangler died December 22, 2021 at 103 years old.
Born November 5, 1918 he was the son of the late Abram Landis Spangler and Alta Bell (Koons) Spangler in Waynesboro, PA where he spent his early years.

He graduated from Washington Township High School in Hooverville, PA. After graduation he trained at York Optical Company and worked as an Occularist and Optician there until he was drafted for military service in 1941.

He served in General George Patton's Third Army as a Sgt. 
After being discharged he worked in his trained profession with Maas Optical for 36 years until his retirement. After retirement he returned to his chosen field and worked part-time at Paramount Optical for 18 years.

Mr. Spangler is survived by one son Jeffry A. Spangler. He is also survived by his step daughter Jennifer M. Hatcher, step granddaughter Spencer E. Hatcher, and step grandson Christian E. Hatcher. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta Lillard, second wife Wilma Spangler, sisters Alberta Bostick, Frances Moats, Katherine Sarakan and brothers Leroy Spangler, Albert Spangler, Armour Spangler, Abram Spangler and half-brother Glen Brunner.

Mr. Spangler was an avid golfer, hunter, gardener, and an active member of Paramount Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a loyal member of the choir.
Services were private

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD

Online condolences may be expressed at 

Guest Book

Jeff, My heart goes out to you at the loss of you father. Not only did you father take care of my glasses for me, but I remember the countless hours we spent at your house. I hope you are doing well at this hard time.

Lew "Scooter" Kline
Waynesboro, PA

Jeff, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. Hoping you are well.

Jeffrey P Downin
Hagerstown, MD

Randy & Pam Spangler
Boonsboro , MD

I am so sorry for the loss of this great man. For his family - Celebrate his life. I can remember Red coming to my parents home ..: this was over 50 years ago…. He was a good friend to my dad, Pete. Red always had a smile on his face and was always a kind man. Rest In Peace. I am comforted in knowing that dad and you can share time together in Heaven

Pamela Burger
Williamsport , MD

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