Gary Michael Spriggs

June 7, 1945 - December 4, 2019
Gary Michael Spriggs
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Gary Michael Spriggs of North Miami, OK passed from this life Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Freeman Health System in Joplin, MO. He was 74.

Gary was born June 7, 1945, in Little Rock, AR to John and Wilma (Cooper) Spriggs. Gary grew up in the Commerce, OK area and had lived in North Miami since 1996. He graduated from Commerce High School and attended NEO A&M College in Miami and the University of Oklahoma. Gary served in the U.S. Marines for 5 years and then served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years before retiring; he was Chief Warrant Officer 4 and had served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He loved spending time with family, OU Football and crosswords puzzles and playing games.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Phil Spriggs.

Survivors include his wife Amelita (Cabuenos) Spriggs of the home, 2 sons Chris Spriggs and wife Trish of Commerce, OK and Derek Spriggs and wife Julia of Edmond, OK, 1 daughter April Johnson and husband Doug of North Miami, OK, 2 sisters Joy Seery of Westchester, PA and Kathy Redden of Commerce, OK, 6 grandchildren Christina Spriggs, Kyle Spriggs, Jett Johnson, Kendyll Johnson, Jazzy Johnson and Rowan Spriggs.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Pastor Leon Weece will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Funeral Detail Post # 147 Funeral Detail. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK.

Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

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