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Robert Eugene Spangler

Robert Eugene Spangler

October 9, 1934 - October 2, 2017     Age: 82

Mr. Robert Eugene Spangler, Sr., age 82, of Amelia Island, FL passed away on October 2, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring.

He was born on October 9, 1934 in Lancaster, OH to the late Homer and Edna Buehler Spangler. He graduated from Lancaster High School where he played football and then attended and graduated from Ohio State University. Mr. Spangler then joined the USAF from ROTC as a Lieutenant.   He wore many hats, including being a farmer, entrepreneur and land developer. He had a love for flying, skiing and his beloved Australian cattle dog, “Bonanza”.

Mr. Spangler, a longtime resident, served on the Fernandina Beach Economic Development Board and the Vocational Education Committee.

His final months were blessed with a wonderful caregiver, Margarita Rojas, whose devoted efforts and those of Vitas and the Warner Center for Caring, made his transition easier and more comfortable for the entire family and grieving friends.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Jodi, children; Robert Spangler, Jr. of Vail, CO and Stacie (Eric) Westerhausen of Cherry Creek, CO. sisters, Joyce Rife and Dorothy Johnson of Lancaster, OH, daughter-in law, Katalin Spangler of Buffalo, NY, step-daughter, Stacy (Edward) Benson of Gulfport, FL, grandchildren; Wesley, Naomi, Coco, Ava, Christian and Ande, nieces, Beth (Rick) Deeds, Becky (Gary) Hughes and Danielle Reeves of Lancaster, OH and favorite cousin William (Kathy) Eaton of Amelia Island.

His family, friends and Fernandina Airport buddies wish him Godspeed and “wind beneath his wings”.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held in November at the Fernandina Beach Airport.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

5 Condolences

  • Tom & Gerry Clare Posted October 4, 2017 2:46 pm

    A wonderful man-we’re proud to have been considered friends!

  • GEORGE MOWERY Posted October 6, 2017 3:51 pm

    Many fond memories of Bob in Lancaster High School and the many friends we had,especially at the County Fair which starts on Oct. 8. My condolences to Jodi and the family. My prayers are with you.

  • Suzanne Willis Posted October 7, 2017 4:40 am

    Even though it has been years since I have seen Bob, I will always have great memories of his warm personality and wonderful smile. He was a joy to know- Jodi and family you are in my prayers during this time.

  • James and DeeDee Corbin Posted October 10, 2017 4:02 pm

    Rest in Peace Bob. So sorry Jodi. Bob was a wonderful man that will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • gigi burns Posted June 14, 2020 1:58 pm


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