Richard Mark Spraker,70, died January 20, 2021, in Dunnellon, Fla. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Richard was born in Utica, N.Y. May 14, 1950.
He attended Wheelerville Union Free School in Caroga Lake, N.Y. and graduated from Johnstown High School. He was active in track and football.
He earned an associate’s degree from Fulton-Montgomery Community College, served in the National Guard and was a member of the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.
He was employed as a crew foreman for Rifenburg Construction in Troy, N.Y.
He married and moved to Highland Village, Texas, where he was employed by the city of Highland village and was responsible for street maintenance and repair and also acted as construction and building inspector.
In 2001, he relocated to Dunnellon, FL where he utilized his CDL license driving truck and was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 79.
Richard loved boating and fishing and caught a few nice big ones in the Withlacoochee River.
He is survived by his son, Kyle and daughter Emily, both reside in Texas.
He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy R. Spraker.
He is also survived by his 96 year old father, Robert A. Spraker; three brothers, David (Shannon), Todd and Gordon; two sisters, Susan (John) Beery and Amy Spraker; a niece, Sara (Brad) Sancrante and a nephew, Brian (Erin) Spraker. All reside in Dunnellon, Fla.
He was a likeable guy and will be missed by friends and family.