E.L. Leon Sprague
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E.L. Leon Sprague
  • August 29, 1931 - January 2, 2018
  • Lubbock, Texas

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Elvin Leon "Buddy" Sprague, Jr passed away peacefully in Lubbock, Texas on January 2, 2018 at the age of 86. Buddy was born August 29, 1931 to Elvin and Lind Sprague of Fort Worth, Texas.

He attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1955 where he played for the OSU Cowboys golf team.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a control tower operator. He loved his career as a petroleum geologist and had a passion for the game of golf. He retired to Sun City West, Arizona where he was able to play every day.

He is survived by his daughters Loretta Lynn Sprague of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kay Ann Sprague and Judi Henry of Lubbock, Texas, and sons Michael Andrew Sprague of Denver, Colorado, and Samuel Charles Sprague and wife, Lisa, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren Kate, Kaila, Madalyn, and Meghan.

He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Shannon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch located northwest of Amarillo, Texas.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX. Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.