CMSgt. James W. Spartz
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BOSSIER CITY, LA - James W. Spartz was born in Great Falls, MT on December 6, 1929 and he died peacefully at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital on November 18, 2012.
Jim was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He was the son of George and Pearl Spartz of Great Falls and his brother George (Pat) Spartz (married to Roberta) and sister Marjory Eberling (husband Robert).
Jim is survived by Sybil, his wife of 58 years; his son Tim (wife Lori); his son Terry (wife Lynn) and his daughter Lori. His grandchildren include James, Shelby, Torey, Peter, Emma, Megan, Jamie, and Jessica (husband Stephen). His great grandchildren include Peyton and Mary Anna.
Jim graduated from Malta High School in Malta, Montana in 1948 and joined the Army Air Corps in 1948. In thirty years of service spanning the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts he attained the rank of Chief Master Sargent, the highest enlisted rank possible. His career included tours of duty in Japan, South Carolina, Montana, California, Oregon, Mississippi, Germany, Illinois, Missouri and Louisiana where he retired. Following his military career; Jim worked for General Motors as an industrial electrician for eleven years. He was active in his local parish and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of Chief Chat, and VFW Post 5951.
Visitation is scheduled for 9:45 am on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bossier City immediately followed by a funeral mass at 11am. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park with follow military honors.
You may share your memories with the family by viewing www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.
Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 22, 2012