Phyllis Spangler

Phyllis Marie Spangler

Sunday, April 21st, 1935 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Phyllis Garnett Spangler, 84, of Salem, was reunited with the love of her life, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Phyllis was a lifetime member of the Central United Methodist Church in Salem. During her life, she survived four bouts of cancer. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Gilbert Lee Spangler; parents, Minor and Hattie Garnett; as well as her sisters, Evelyn Hood and Mildred Burke.

Left to cherish her memory are her nieces, Nancy Kessler (Mike), Paula Garrison, Melody Chapman (Bruce), Maureen Kaufman, and Marlene Smith (Larry); nephews, Harry Miles (Emma), Jimmy Hood, and Kevin Hood; brothers-in-law, Richard, Glenn, and Donald Spangler; sister-in-law, Joyce Jenkins; adopted son, Timmy Farmer; adopted granddaughter, Emma Farmer; also left to cherish her memory are numerous cousins, great-nieces, and dear friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A celebration of her life will be also be held at the funeral home on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Sherwood Memorial Park, immediately following the service. Rev. Derek Gordon will be officiating.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice, as well as Ellis Senior Care, for all their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations in her memory to Central United Methodist Church, 428 S College Ave, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 389-2933.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Chapel Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Derek Gordon
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 |
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Tammy Howell

Posted at 11:08pm
Taking care of her will be one of my favorite memories..she was a fighter that’s for sure..I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for her her last was beyond my control but I hope she knows that I love her and I would have been there if I had been given the opportunity. You’re not suffering anymore my little stubborn woman ..Rest In heaven Phyllis I love you
Tammy Howell

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