GREENSBORO Captain Timothy Spangler, USCG-R Ret., most beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather-to-be and friend, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Tim was born on February 12, 1956 in Greensboro, NC to Trudy and Harold Spangler. Tim graduated from Grimsley High School in 1974, the US Coast Guard Academy in 1978 and the University of Illinois in 1984 with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. Tim served on active duty in the US Coast Guard from 1978-1988 and was recalled to active duty in 2002. Tim retired from the US Coast Guard Reserve in 2004. Tim was a Senior Project Manager with HICAPS in Greensboro, NC.
Tim was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church where he served faithfully for many years. He enjoyed his role as a Confirmation Class Leader, Sunday School Teacher and especially loved going on the SC Mission Trip with the youth for over 10 years.
Tim is survived by his wife, Susan Galyon Spangler, his sons Ben Spangler and his wife Lindsey, Jacob Spangler and his wife Caitlin, and his daughter Elizabeth Spangler and Spencer Pulliam. He is also survived by his father, Dr. Harold B. Spangler and his siblings, Beth, David, Jane and Ann. He was preceded in death by his mother, Trudy Spangler.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 18th at Christ United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. His very close friend, The Reverend Susan Norman Vickers will preside. The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Center and at home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 for the Youth SC Mission Trip or to the Crescent Rotary Club, 6007 Devoncourt Pl., Jamestown, NC 27282 of which Tim had been a faithful member for many years.
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