Scott Douglas Spradling, 50, was born June 5, 1969, in Lebanon, to Elmer and Phyllis (Gourley) Spradling. He passed away suddenly from a heart condition Dec. 23, 2019, at his home near Roscoe. Visitation was Dec. 27, 2019 in Springfield with cremation following.
He was proud to be raised in the oil fields of Nowata, OK, running his dad’s oil rig when he was only 8 years old. A favorite story Scott told was about getting his first speeding ticket while moving trucks to another rig at age 12.
He worked as a master concrete mason for many years while living in Oklahoma, Idaho and Missouri. He moved to Roscoe in 2012 to be the beau to his belle. Most recently, Scott was owner/operator of his own dirt and gravel hauling company and was very excited about the opportunity to be a master grower at a local hemp farm.
Scott definitely had a larger-than-life personality. He never knew a stranger and made everyone he met feel as if they were the most important person in the world. His willingness to help others was honorable and he touched the lives of those who knew him with humor and tenacity. Scott’s passion was the outdoors, as he loved to hunt and fish, especially if he could teach someone else those skills. Scott and his intended also enjoyed cooking together, raising birds, bees, a garden, red heelers, and having family and friends to the farm, especially grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his intended of almost nine years, Kristi Keeton; other girlfriend, Aunt Vera Keeton; son, Shawn Spradling; daughter, Sheila Shaw and husband, Cody; granddaughters, Shy Ann and Hayden Shaw; “adopted” son, James Cable; “adopted” daughter, Jessica Sowell; “adopted” grandson, Brayden Cable; parents, Elmer and Phyllis Spradling; brother, Steven Spradling, and wife, Shannon; sister, Susan Roby; Kristi’s parents, Robert and Karen Keeton; Kristi’s brother, David Keeton, and wife, Kristie; former wife, JoAnn Grant Spradling; mother-in-law, Judy Grant, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.