Carl A. Spray

Services for Carl A. Spray, 90, Lawrence, will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Spray died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Carl was born February 26, 1921, in Douglas County, the son of Chester and Hattie Jones Spray. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1939. He worked for Kraft Implement for 10 years and farmed until he retired in 2000. He served as a director for Farmers Co-Op, and on a committee of Douglas County Extension. He was a director on Federal Land Bank, ACC Committee, and Soil Conservation, and on Wakarusa Kaw Drainage District. Carl was a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the Sertoma Club of Lawrence. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as an elder.

Carl was married to Miriam Kraft, daughter of Chris and Rose Nuffer Kraft, on October 3, 1942, in Lawrence. Miriam survives at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary Spray and wife Kate, of Topeka, Larry Spray and wife Tammy, of Lawrence; four grandsons, Jason and wife Sarah, of Lawrence, Justin and wife Tuesday, of Parkville, MO, Eric, of Madison, WI, and Cory, of Topeka; three great grandchildren, Freeman, Ellis, and Gabriel.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence Humane Society, or Visiting Nurses.

Messages & Condolences

From Julia Rose-Weston...

Jack, the dog, and I were just getting to know you, Mim but I feel like I’ve known you for years. I’m so sorry that Carl has left us, I will miss him. Know you are in my prayers. Fondly, Julia and Jack

From Mona McManigal...

So very sorry to learn of Carl’s passing. I delivered Meals on Wheels to he and Miriam for several years and was very fond of both of them. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

From Merv and Betty Lynds...

So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Don & Darlene Cole...

We are sorry for your loss. I got to know Carl many years ago when he and Chris would come work on the elevator at OTASCO. Such a fine gentleman. I would see him at Dillon’s and we would always stop and talk. Darlene knew Carl from Douglas County Ex. Svc. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don & Darlene Cole

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