Mount Vernon News
  • H. Nelson Spray

  • July 12, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — H. Nelson Spray, 77, of Mount Vernon died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his residence.

Nelson was born in Troy, W.Va., on Oct. 3, 1932, to Herbert C. and Sophia (Bode) Spray, was a graduate of Utica High School and spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his sons, Dale Spray and Duane Spray, both of Columbus, and Darren Spray of Westerville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Glenn (Elsie) Spray and Rex (Evelyn) Spray, both of Mount Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard and Mark; and sisters, Ruth Kohl, Lucy Strubler, Mable Spray, Doris Belt and Frances Varner.

There will be no calling hours. Private burial will be in Owl Creek Cemetery.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of H. Nelson Spary.



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