of Scranton, AR
May 21, 1945 - August 17, 2022
James E. Sprick, 77, a resident of Scranton, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in Little Rock.James was born on May 21, 1945 in Paris Arkansas to the late Frank F. and Cecilia T.(Schluterman) Sprick. He grew up in a house his father built across from the Subiaco Academy, which is where he would later attend high school. James served in the United States Army after high school, then proceeded to work in masonry construction. As a true visual artist, his skill at masonry precision, hard work ethics and fairness led him to starting his own successful business, James Sprick Construction. James' charisma made him well known in his community. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Abbot Raphael DeSalvo Knights of Columbus 14619, and Scranton American Legion Post 258.He also was a proud winner of the yearly Schluterman Turnip Contest and a Razorback fan!James never met a stranger, he loved his family with everything he had and his neighbors as family. James was the first person you would call if you needed help or a good laugh, and his "stories" will remain legendary.Still remaining to his artistic eye, James found a love for baking after retirement. He often would be baking bread or pies from scratch for his friends and family with the design work of a true bakery, and his inventions of can crushers and more were always spot on.He loved being outdoors more than anything. In his spare time, James could be found fishing, hunting, hunting trips, driving his golf cart to check cows on his farm or his land plots for critters and deer, and showing his grandkids all his night vision camera photos. James will always be best described as a family man. His love for his wife was something magical, and his children were always his inner light. His infectious grin was the biggest with his grandkids, whether driving them around on a tractor, reading to them from his journal, or finding seashells on the beach.The amount of ice cream cones and hugs shared can never be counted, nor will they be forgotten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Sprick.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine Sprick of Scranton, a son, Clint Sprick and wife, Fallon of Clarksville; a daughter, Kelly Sprick-Gagne and husband, Brian of Hermosa Beach, California; three grandchildren, Parker Reed Sprick of Clarksville and Madeline Mariann and Maxton James Gagne, both of Hermosa Beach, California; three brothers, Frank Joseph Sprick and wife, Betty, Ron "Hoppy" Sprick and wife, Pat of Subiaco and Wallie Sprick and wife, Deedee of Little Rock; a sister, Mary Jane Hall of Tulsa, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2022, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2022, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco with Fr. Jerome Kodell, OSB officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Army Honor Guard and the Scranton American Legion Post 258 will follow in St. Meinrad Catholic Cemetery in Prairie View under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Frank S. Kremer, Roger Kremer, Larry Schluterman, Wallie Sprick, Darin Layes, Rick Kersey and Brian Gagne. Kevin Crafton, Quinton Schluterman, Brec Schluterman, Hoppy Sprick, Frank Joseph Sprick, Frank Sprick, Jr., Travis Sprick, Jaycee Raggio and Tami May will serve as honorary pallbearers.
so sorry to heR about James ,he's a nice and friendly cousin, he will be missed.
Sorry to hear about James, he was a very good friend, always willing to help anyone, he will be missed.
This has been a week full of memories. Sharing and laughing with my kids of all the good times with James. He has always been a special person to me and my family. He will always be remembered for his fun loving caring ways. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
We are so very sorry to hear about James. May God comfort the whole family with His Peace during this very sad time.
Elaine, Clint and Kelly My sympathy. May God bless and comfort you. Doris Davis
My sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
My sincerest condolences for your loss at this time. You have my deepest sympathies. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.
My thoughts an prayers to the family. Uncle James was one of the kindest, caring an funniest man I knew. Will be missed by all.