- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 203, 255.
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 6 Apr 2007.
(May 17, 1942 - April 6, 2007)
U.S. Veteran Robert Filmore Sprouse, age 64, of Newport, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 at his home with family and friends at his bedside after battling an extended illness. His family notes that he was a much loved and respected husband, father, and grandfather. He loved God, his family, friends, and was an avid Volunteer fan.
Robert retired from Sonoco paper products in 2005. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966, during the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edna Sprouse; brother, Newell Sprouse; sister, Dorothy Sprouse all of Newport; father-in-law an mother-in-law, Floyd and Sallie Strange; brother-in-law, Ted Strange all of Del Rio.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Sprouse, of Newport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Willis and Robin Sprouse, Bobby and Sherry Sprouse, Chris and Amy Sprouse all of Newport; three grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Dillon Sprouse, that were the light of his life; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Paul Manning of Newport; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Irene and Everett Pack, Alice and Rye Parks, Bernice and the late Eddie Miller; Robert and Lawanda Strange, Junior and Zuella Strange all of Del Rio, Imogene and the late Lee Ottis, Dorothy Strange, and Gladys Willis Payne all on Newport; also several nieces, nephews, which he loved dearly. Funeral services will be held 8:00 pm Sunday, April 8, 2007 in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Williamson and Rev. Michael Sledge officiating. Burial will be held 10:00 am, Monday, April 9, 2007 in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, with L/Cpl Charles C. Roberts, DAV Chapter 102 conducting military rites. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Sunday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral service.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Frank Sprouse
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Nov 1931
Event Place: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: Edna Gorrell