Ocie Spriggs, age 85, of Kendallville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Dorton, Kentucky on February 16, 1936 to the late Nathan and Nola (Mullins) Gibson. On September 22, 1951 she married Blake Spriggs in Pikeville, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on September 26, 1993. Ocie was a factory worker and started working for NoSag at the age of 16. She worked for Essex Wire for 12 years and retired from Siebe in Kendallville after 22 years. After she retired, she worked in the breakfast bar at the Holiday Inn in Kendallville for 7 ½ years. Ocie was a highly active member of the True Church of God in Jesus Name. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and tending to her flowers. Ocie was truly invested in her family and everyone was family to her. If she was not spending time with her family, she was spending time with her church family.
Daughter, Barbara Green of Kendallville.
Daughter, Patsy Rasnake of Kendallville.
Son, Kennith K. Sr., and Joyce Spriggs of Kendallville.
Daughter, Benita Lewis of Kendallville
Daughter, Cynthia, and Paul Gillison of Kendallville.
Daughter, Marsha Messer of Kendallville.
Son, William “Bud” Curtis of Kendallville.
24 Grandchildren, 66 Great grandchildren and 12 Great great grandchildren.
Brother, Wilburn, and Trudy Gibson of Auburn.
Sister-in-law, Linda Gibson of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Sharon Gibson of Marysville, Ohio.
Many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Ocie was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, son, Garrie Spriggs, grandchildren, Baby Dennis and Belinda, great granddaughter, Taylor Rain, Sister, Gladys Hurst, brothers, Nelis, Willis, Garland and Willie Gibson, son-in-law, Donald R. Green and son-in-law, Gary Lewis.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at True Church of God in Jesus Name, 2664 S. Lima Road, Kendallville.
Funeral Services will take place on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the church with Worley Gibson and Charlie Mosley officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery in Albion.
Pallbearers will be Kennith Spriggs, William “Bud” Spriggs, Donald N. Green, Cory Green, Laef Lewis and Jeremy Jarman.
Memorial donations may be made to True Church of God In Jesus Name.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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