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Thomas William Spragg Sr.

March 24, 1929 ~ February 15, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Thomas W. Spragg Sr., 93, formerly of Cadiz and Adena, passed away on Wednesday February 15, 2023, at Forest Hills Healthcare in St. Clairsville, OH.   
  He was born March 24, 1929, at the family farm house near Harrisville, Ohio, a son of the late Charles H. Spragg Sr. and Elizabeth (Griffith) Spragg.
  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Catherine (Shaw) Spragg; son, Thomas W. Spragg Jr; two brothers: Paul G. Spragg and Dr. Charles H. Spragg Jr. a sister Martha Lou Spragg Moran; second wife Mabel (Leach) Spragg; son-in-law Donald Rose and step-daughter Karen M. Leach.
  Tom is survived by his daughters Sandra Rose of State College, PA and Cindy (Ken) Skapik of Pleasant Grove; step-children Terry (LuAnn) Leach of Mineral City, Ohio; Sue (John) Raymond of Cadiz, and Larry Leach of Galion, Ohio; grandchildren: Holly (Dan) Gross, Nicole Skapik, David (Missy) Smith, Katie (Scott) Shaffer and K.J. (Laurie) Skapik; step-grandchildren: Tiffany (Rob) Sensel, Kim (Vance) Pulley, J.T. (Tasha) Raymond; 12 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great grandchildren.
  Tom was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church of Harrisville, Ohio, now known as the Covenant Presbyterian Church, where he served in many different capacities, including clerk of session for several years and the all around go-to man for repairs, information or just a hug.  Tom was a lifelong farmer at heart, working on the family farm milking cows and later in life raising beef cattle and becoming a sheep farmer.  He also drove the local milk truck, picking up all the local farmers milk and hauling it to the dairy.  Later he worked for Bedway Coal Co. and then moved on to be the Superintendent of the R&F Coal Prep plant.
  Tom was also a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a tank commander.  He was an active member of the local “Farmers Club” Harrisville Ruritan Club, former Jefferson County 4-H advisor and Fair Board member and served on the Board at Harrison Industries.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, PO Box 16, Harrisville,  OH  43974.
  Toms family would like to extend their heart-felt love and appreciation to the staff at Forest Hill Healthcare for all the comfort and care he received while he was there.
  Friends will be received Friday February 17, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisville, and also on Saturday from 10 until time of service at 11:00, with Rev. Barry Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
The family is being assisted by Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio. Offer online condolences at

Thomas William Spragg, 93, of Harrisville and Cadiz, Ohio, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2023. Arrangements pending at Borkoski Funeral Home.

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February 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church
SR 250
Harrisville, OH 43974

Funeral Service
February 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Covenant Presbyterian Church
SR 250
Harrisville, OH 43974


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