Ronnie Moe Spradley a long time McGregor civic leader, passed away Wed. Morning Jan. 22, 2020, at the age of 73. Visitation will be 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday Jan. 26, 2020, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr. The funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Mon. Jan 27, 2020, at College Avenue Baptist Church 201 S. Monroe St. McGregor, with Rev. Philip Riegel and Rev. Carroll Hambrick officiating. Interment will follow in McGregor Cemetery.
Moe was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Waco, Texas, the son of the late Edwin Dee and Peggy Marie (Arledge) Spradley and was a 1965 graduate of McGregor High School. On Aug. 31, 1973, he married Karen Lee Pierce at College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor.
Retiring from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 2001, as a lineman, he devoted over 30 years of service to his profession. Through the years, he enjoyed collecting and repairing telephones. In 1978, he opened the Telephone Museum in McGregor, which has attracted many visitors. Moe enjoyed cooking BBQ, camping, fishing, vegetable gardening, reading military history books and spending time with his beloved family.
Moe was a beloved and dedicated fireman to the McGregor Volunteer Fire Department for thirty-eight years, of which 20 was spent as Fire Chief. He was instrumental in the development of the McGregor Toy Drive at Christmas. He also served as a volunteer for the McGregor Ambulance Association. Through the years, he remained faithful to his 1965 McGregor High School graduating class as he hosted their reunions at his shop, an event he looked forward to working with each year.
A lifelong member of College Avenue Baptist Church, he was active with the youth program and took RA Boys to camp at Latham Springs.
Also preceding him in death was a son-in-law, Michael Aycock.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Karen; two daughters, Audra Denn and husband Matt, Angela Aycock; four grandchildren, Dalton Aycock, Dakota Aycock, Madelyn Denn, Michael Denn, an uncle Bryant Spradley and wife Dinah Kay and his beloved Boston Terrier, Essie.
Active pallbearers will be Herbert Boswell, Randy Aaron, James Pierce, Johnny Anaya, Gerald Pierce, Kevin Neal, Norman Hammons and Ray Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be James Meadors and all his beloved firemen.
For those desiring, the family has suggested College Avenue Baptist Church, 201 S. Monroe Street, McGregor, Texas 76657, McGregor Youth baseball/Softball Association P.O. Box 146, McGregor, Texas 76657 or McGregor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 192 McGregor, Texas 76657 or Providence Hospice Place, 300 W. Hwy 6, Waco, Texas 76712, for memorial contributions.
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