Linda Bruce Sprague
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Linda Bruce Sprague, 75, was called home, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, to join her beloved husband, Johnny, in heaven.

She was a cherished mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend. She had remarkable compassion and generosity and a vibrant personality and keen sense of humor. In her caring nature, she was an avid cook who enjoyed providing a good meal for others.

She was born in Lincoln, Ill. on Jan. 31, 1938, grew up in Erwin, Tenn. and was a resident of Lakeview, Ga. for many years. She then moved to Decatur, where she lived for 25 years until the time of her death. She was a devout Christian who lived her faith, serving others and serving God in her day to day actions and professionally as a nurse.

She completed nurse’s training at Erlanger school of nursing and had a long career as a registered nurse and nurse educator in Chattanooga.

Survivors include daughters: Karen Sprague and Amy (Robert) Conner; son, John K. Sprague III; grandchildren: Toby, Ian, Kate and Ben Conner and Jake and Isabella Sprague; brother, Tom Bruce; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 19, 2013, at Decatur United Methodist Church, 145 Vernon Street, Decatur, TN 37322.

The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Hugh Bryan officiating.

Interment will be at Candies Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at 11 a.m.

David Close, Nathan Close, John Berg, John Berg Jr., Barton Berg, Joe Burton, Kelly Close, and Courtney Berg will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Meigs United Methodist Youth, P.O. Box 1255, Decatur, TN 37322.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Linda or your condolences with her family at her online guestbook located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Sprague family with these arrangements.