Alex ""A.J."" Jacob Sponer
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Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, May 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Rosary
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, May 12, 2017
12:00 Noon


Funeral
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, May 12, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Alex ""A.J."" Jacob Sponer

of Benton, AR

February 21, 1985 - May 9, 2017

Alex Jacob ''A.J.'' Sponer, 32 of Benton passed away on the evening of May 9th, 2017. He was born in Searcy on February 21st, 1985 to Alex W. Sponer and Angie Shelnut. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Carl Sponer and maternal grandfather, Gurvis Smith.

A.J. enjoyed get-togethers and spending time with his family. He loved ninja turtles, collecting comic books, and playing Playstation with his son. He had a passion for growing the hottest peppers, making hot sauce, and trying new things. Above all, A.J. loved riding his motorcycle with his Dad and spending time with his wife and children. He is very loved and will be greatly missed by his friends and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Bridgette Sponer of Benton; two sons, Alex Sponer and Elijah Sponer; dad, Alex W. Sponer; mom, Angie Shelnut; sister, Alexis McDade and husband Jerred; sister, Katie Coppock; brother, Caleb Coppock; paternal grandmother, Ernestine Sponer; maternal grandmother, Geneva Kerr; maternal step-grandmother, Betty Smith; father-in-law, Donnie Johnson; mother-in-law, Sharlene Johnson; sister-in-law, Sherry Lynn Johnson; nieces and nephews, Gracie, Jadyn, and Dexter McDade, Addison Coppock and Levi Hoffman, Conner and Addison Bushong, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Rosary is scheduled Friday May 12th at 12:00 p.m. and will be held at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (501-315-4047). A visitation will follow at 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Paul Worm.

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23 Condolence(s)
Stephanie Neely
Jonesboro,
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Bridgette I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your babies. May God give you the strength that only He can give. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in these coming days.
Stephanie Neely

Glenn Mixon
White Hall,, AR
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Shocked to hear of AJ passing away. I remember his visits to my home with fond memories. He was a very likable young man and I am sure he will be missed by so many! Prayers for the family.

Crystal Rosamond Bell
Jonesboro,
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Friday, May 12, 2017

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Prayers for you and your family.

Gary W. Thomas
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, May 12, 2017

So very sorry for your loss, A.J. was a super nice young man.
Worked with him for several years at LKQ, he was always upbeat
and happy.

Cheryl & Bob Bryant
Fayetteville,
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Friday, May 12, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you & your family
Bob & Cheryl Bryant

Leslie Cochran
Little Rock,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I was sad to hear about AJ! Lots of love to all of you!!
Leslie Cochran

Dennis and Amy Ashcraft
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Life is short but heaven is eternity. Praying for you and your family. May God give you strength during this time of bereavement.

Mark & Janet Rolland
Monette, AR
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

We were blessed to know A J though his years in Monette. He was in our daughter Jamie 's class and he and his Dad rode motorcycles with Mark and our son, Jered. We are praying and thinking of you during this time.

Jeanine
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I'm sorry for all the pain that everyone will feel from this loss. I do not know any parties in relation, but the hurt from any loss is unbearable... Please try to be strong.

DW
Cordova, TN
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

So sorry for your loss may you find peace and comfort in the words spoken at 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4" ( 3) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, (4 ) who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God

Kathy Hughes
Bauxite,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

We love AJ and will miss his kindness and smiles. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. We love you Bridgette, Alex and Elijah.
Love mom & pops ❤️

Cheyenne Rainwater
Jonesboro,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am deeply sadden by this. He was such a great guy. There was never a dull moment around him. Working with him made the difficulties easier. I'm glad to have known him and was able to call him a friend. Bridgette, your families are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was something I could do.

Kelsey House
Bono,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss and pray for he and God to watch over Bridgette and their children especially in this time of such pain. Fly high A.J.

Donny Anderson
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

AJ was a fun guy always happy prayers going out to the family at this time He will be missed but not forgotten!

Marlena Smart
Benton,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Praying for all.

Jessica Vaughn
Bono,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am so sorry, sissy. My heart breaks for you and the boys. There's not enough words anyone can say to ease your pain. Just know you still have the two biggest parts of AJ with you. We love you and the boys so much!!

Emily Swindle
Jonesboro,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for y'all.

Sarah Young
Benton,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Melissa Bushong
Jonesboro,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of A.J. There are never enough words to ease the pain. Just hold your memories in your heart and cherish your children. God be with you and your family. Thinking of you..

Lisa Hight
Bartlesville, OK
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. AJ was a fun, nice person and I am so glad I got to meet him. I wish I had the right words to help you during this difficult time. I will be praying for your family.

Jerry Penny Powers
Jonesboro,
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

My heart breaks for you. Some things in life we will never understand.
Your sons is AJ's legacy, Love them, hold them tight and remember you will always have a part of him.
Praying for you. Lots of love.

Jamie Joyner
El Dorado,
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our deepest sympathy from my family to yours.

Bob wickliffe
Benton,
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Me and snoopy are gonna miss u Brother