July 1, 1937 - June 4, 2018
Marvin “Bud” Spradling passed away June 4, 2018 at his home with his loved ones by his side. He was born July 1, 1937 in Muse, Okla., the second of three children born to Robert and Bonnie Spradling.
Bud lived in Central Point most of his life, after moving here as a young boy. He attended early elementary in Klamath Falls, then Medford, before moving to Central Point, where he graduated from Crater High School in 1957. This is where he met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Genny.
On December 1, 1956, Bud married his high school sweetheart, Genevieve “Genny” Spradling. Together they made their home in Central Point, Ore. and had three children. They had a love-filled marriage of almost 61 years.
Bud was always a family man and worked hard for his family. He worked at Elk’s Lumber Co., which became Boise Cascade, for 32 years. At the time of his retirement he was a foreman for Boise.
Bud is survived by his children, David, Steve (Theresa), and Connie (Mark Darris); six granddaughters; and eight great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Jane Slye; and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and sister, Melba Mapes.
Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, and driving up to the mountains. Any moment in the mountains, he was happy. He taught his boys how to fish and hunt and would go on yearly hunting trips with them and friends. He even would take his granddaughters out to fish and sometimes on a hunt. He was a man that was reserved, never asked for much, always put his family first and loved them deeply. His love and his wife’s love for our family was fierce, and one generations will carry on. Even in him being called home, we know he is still watching and guiding us.
A celebration of life for Bud Spradling will be held July 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at 363 West Gregory Rd, Central Point, OR. In lieu of cash and gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Meals on Wheels.