Dear Sybil & Family:
There are no words to express how shocked and sad we were to read Jim's obituary in the P.C. News, January 5th. We have such fond memories of our time with both Jim and you, Sybil. What a wonderful experience it was to have Jim bring you, Sybil, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to his last Class Reunion so they could see where he had graduated from High School. Jim was proud of where he graduated from and we always felt so special to have you and Jim come all the way from LA., to Malta, MT. to attend his Class Reunions every 5 to 10 years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Sybil, and to all of your family. Jim was a very special guy who loved you all so much!
Mrs Spartz and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Jim was a genuine great guy that we all will miss. May you have comfort in knowing he was well thought of on this earth and is now helping our creator.
God bless you.
Dear Tudy and kids,
So sorry to hear of Jims passing. I know you will miss him terribly. He is home now with all those that passed before him, i know he will be welcomed warmly by grandma, grandpa, uncle Bud, daddy, and of course his parents, family, and friends.
I will keep you and all the family in my prayers.
Syble and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I did not know until today.
We had some wonderful times camping with you both and the Hayride Sam's. May God 's Loving Spirit be with you until you meet with Jim again.
Leatha Morris, formerly with the Red River Sams
Mrs Spartz Sorry I was out of town and couldnt attend Jim's service. He was a fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
Sherry Upshaw(kitchen worker at KC Hall
Dear Sybil & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. I always appreciated his willingness to help my Mother and all at Christ the King food pantry! He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Sincerely, Belinda Bailey
sybil and family,
please accept judy and my condolences. Jim was a friend, former neighbor, "fishing buddy" and most of all a great human being. God bless your entire family as you move through this loss
I worked with Jim at GM. He certainly was one of the best. My prayers go out to his family as they have lost a great man, One who served his country and his friends. He is with our God now and we can take comfort in that.
Jim was a fine man and friend. His memory will live with those that respected him and worked with him.
I had the honor of knowing James Spartz for a short time. In that time I was always impressed by his devotion to his family, his country and his faith. It took only one visit to feel like he was Grandpa Spartz to me as much as he was to my wife and his grand daughter Jessica.
My sincerest condolences go out to Grandma Spartz as well as to the rest of the family. James was a great man, a great husband, father, grand father and great-great grandfather. He will truly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spartz' family. Jim was a fine man and neighbor. I personally will miss his friendship and always gentle and caring mannerism. God bless all of you!
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to James W. Spartz our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Jim. And to Jim it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean and Vietnam ars while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Jim, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Jim's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109