Ted Nelson Sprague

September 24, 1938 - November 10, 2019
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
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Ted Nelson Sprague, age 81 of Cridersville, passed Sunday morning, November 10, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1938 in Buckland, Ohio to the late Nelson Hollis and Mary Alice Binkley Sprague. On November 21, 1970 he married Nancy Yoakam who passed on October 5, 2015.
Ted retired in June 2000 as an electrician from Ford Motor Company, Lima and Local 32 I.B.E.W. of Lima. After graduating in 1956 of Buckland High School, he enlisted into the United States Army from August 1959 to August 1961 and was recalled and served again from October 1961 to August 1962. He was a member of the Spencerville American Legion and the Buckland Historical Society. His hobbies included billiards, genealogy, trap shooting, woodworking, golf, his computer, reading, the outdoors and listening to oldies music.
He is survived children – Steven (Robyn) Sprague of Wapakoneta and Christina Sprague of Wapakoneta; a step son – Christopher (Jane) Orchard of Wapakoneta; 4 grandchildren – Nick Orchard; Stacy (Ben, deceased) Stoll; Daniel (Gwen) Sprague; Leah (Ryan) McNamara; 2 great grandchildren – Leo Stoll and Mila McNamara; a daughter-in-law – Tammy Sprague of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by a son – Gregory Nelson Sprague; a brother – Thomas Eugene Sprague; and step daughter – Lee Ann Sneary.
Services will begin 34:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev.
will officiate. Burial will follow in Buckland Cemetery, in Buckland. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the funeral home.

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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Buckland Cemetery


, Buckland, OH,

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Born: September 24, 1938
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Beth Gruebmeyer posted on 12/13/19

I wish we had re-connected earlier. But I am thankful for the few months we had. I will miss the talks sitting on the swing, and the trips to Dairy Queen. Ted, you were my cousin, my Dads buddy, but most of all, my friend. I will miss you ! Love and hugs, Beth


Jody Balser posted on 12/10/19

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Jody Balser posted on 12/10/19

I'm sorry for your loss.


Maryalice (Springer) Dicke, and husband Tom posted on 12/9/19

My husband and I send our condolences to the Sprague families. It is so sad to know another from our Buckland High School class of 1956 has gone, but wonderful memories will always remain with us.


Janet [email protected] posted on 12/9/19

I miss him! Our chats were so nice, but I do have memories !


Steve posted on 12/8/19

We love you dad..