SPROUSE, Lawrence H. "Tuffy" Jr., 68 , of St. Rte. 164 passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home surrounded by his family after a four year illness.
Lawrence was born April 1, 1945 in Yellow Creek Township in Wellsville, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence H. Sprouse Sr. and Della Snyder Sprouse.
He attended Irondale School System for grades one through 11 and his senior year at Salineville High School graduating in the last graduating class of Salineville High School in 1963. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for TRW in Minerva, Ohio, then began working as a steel hauler in 1970. He worked for Anchor Motor Freight and retired from Yellow Freight Oct. 31, 2007 after many years in a position he loved.
Lawrence attended Grant Hill United Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Jenkins Lodge 471 F. and A.M., Irondale, Ohio and a member of Teamster Local 407. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved auto racing, and belonged to the Tri-State Antique Automobile Club.
Lawrence will be sadly missed by two sons, Lawrence H. Sprouse III of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; Jason A. (Anita) Sprouse of Salineville; four brothers, Melvin (Lila Mae) Sprouse of Hammondsville, Charles Sprouse of Salineville, James (Mary) Sprouse of West Point, Donovan (Carolyn) Sprouse of Howland, Ohio; one sister Carol Porter of Columbus, Georgia; three grandchildren, Deziray Eckenrode, Blade Eckenrode, Cole Sprouse; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Scar.
A service will be held Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville, with Mike Ingole officiating.
Lawrence's request was honored. After cremation, he is at rest in beautiful Chestnut Grove Cemetery, County Road 55, two miles West of Irondale.