3/14/2020 7:38:00 PM Henry Stephen "Steve" Spangler November 9, 1948 - March 13, 2020
SHELBY - Henry Stephen Spangler, age 71, of Maple Street, Shelby, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation in Cherryville, N.C.
Born in Shelby on November 9, 1948, he was the son of the late Hershal Spangler Sr. and Irene Beheler Spangler. Steve was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby. He graduated from Burns High School in Lawndale. Steve was an avid sports fan and loved the Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals and the North Carolina Tarheels. His love of sports led to an active career as a baseball umpire. His true joy, however, was being a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Hershal Spangler Jr. and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Pearson. He was married to the late Martha Norville Spangler.
Steve is survived by a son, Shea Spangler and granddaughter Kirsten Spangler, both of Shelby; two brothers Tim Spangler (Jane) of Lincolnton and Dean Spangler (Debbie) of Shelby; sister-in -law Mary Morgan (Dennis) of Lawndale; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation for the loving care they gave Steve during his time there.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family will have a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd., Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Fallston, N.C. is serving the family.