MORRIS — Henry Richard Springett, 85, of Morris, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his home in Morris.
He was born in Hubbardsville, on July 13, 1917, the son of John Merton Springett and Ethel (Larrabee) Springett.
He married Irene (Palmer) Springett in 1945, in Sidney. He was a lifelong area resident and had operated his own independent excavating business all of his adult life. Henry was an avid supporter of the local American Legion Post.
He is survived by his son, Alan Springett and wife, Karen of Bainbridge; a daughter, Barbara Gardner and husband, Stuart of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Joshua, Erica and Alaina Springett and Michael and Stuart Gardner Jr.; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyle Springett of Morris; and two sisters, Alta and Leona; as well as his special friends, Eddie and Lorraine Lynch of Bridgeport, Conn.
Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. Friday until 2 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be conducted at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. Ann Blair officiating.
It is the family's request that in lieu of flowers, those who wish make contributions to the Morris Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on June 26, 2003.