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Cdr., David A. Spangler, US Navy, Ret.

2020-07-16

David Arthur Spangler, 68, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away July 14, 2020 due to COVID-19.

David was a true hero and patriot, serving his country with pride and honor for 32 years as a submariner and nuclear specialist in the United States Navy. He rose to the rank of Commander before his well-deserved and well-timed retirement.

David was born in Littleton, Colorado and grew up in Alamosa, Colorado. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Brenau University.

Commander Spangler married Rebecca Spangler on Oct. 11, 1997. During their time in the US Navy, they resided in St. Marys, Washington D.C. and Honolulu. They spent every minute together watching sports, traveling and cooking. He adored spending time on the beach and hunting shark teeth with Becky.

David is survived by his wife, Rebecca Spangler, and his four children � Danielle Walton of Kingsland, Georgia, Joshua Spangler (Analee) of San Diego, California, Megan Freeman (Allen) and Kelcy L�pezFreeman (Ivette) of Atlanta, Georgia. David is also survived by his four grandchildren � Michael Walton of Kingsland, Georgia, Makayla Spangler, Evan Spangler and Lucas Spangler of San Diego, California. He was predeceased by his grandson, Logan Spangler of San Diego, California. David is also survived by siblings Chris Spangler of Denver, Colorado, Diane Miller of Citrus County, Florida, and John Spangler of Pueblo, Colorado.

To honor his life and career, Commander Spangler will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Military Officers Association of America scholarship fund at moaa.org/donate.

Memories

ROGER AND MELISSA PIRKOLA July 16, 2020
So very sorry for your loss Becky. Our deepest sympathies as well as prayers.

NATALIE TANNER July 17, 2020
I�m so sorry for your loss Becky. David was a wonderful man. I�ve been thinking about you. Please don�t hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all. ??

JOYCE CMIELEWSKI July 17, 2020
Becky I am so sorry to hear this Devastating news! I will pray for you and your family during this time of grief???

TINA MCELHATTON July 17, 2020
Becky, I am so so sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family are in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

DON PELTO July 17, 2020
My deepest sympathies Becky.

TARA LINDHART July 17, 2020
Becky, I am so sorry to hear this hearbreaking news. I didn�t know Dave well, but he seemed like such a kind man. My heart is with you and your girls during this difficult time.

MARILYN NIXON July 17, 2020
Becky, I was so sorry to hear about your husband. You have my sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

KASEY, BRENT, ZANE, AND ZOE July 18, 2020
Words can not express how very sad we are to hear this. Dave was a special man and will truly be missed. We will continue to pray for all of the family.

SHARON RANDA July 18, 2020
My deepest condolences Becky and family; Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

SHARON RANDA July 18, 2020
My deepest condolences Becky and family; So saddened by this terrible news ??

CAROL AND WILLIE MIZELL July 18, 2020
Becky, We are heartbroken to hear of Dave�s death. Dave was truly an officer and gentleman and we know how much he will be missed by you and by so many. Our prayers are for Dave, for you, and for your family.

KATHY PARTRIDGE July 18, 2020
So sorry your family is having to go through this horrible time. May you find some sort of peace and strength and I will be praying for you. David is a hero and I thank you and your family for the decades of military service to our country.

JOHN R SPANGLER July 18, 2020
Hay my brother I love you and I will always look up to you! Dear Becky thank you for giving my brother a wonderful life. You are a wonderful person. I pray for you to be at peace and comfort.. I know David loves you and is at peace. Someday we will all be together!

MARY VOLLENWEIDER July 19, 2020
Becky, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your precious husband. Deepest sympathy to you, your children and all your family.

RONALD COVINGTON July 19, 2020
Katie & I offer our sincerest condolences. David will be remembered and honored as a truly GREAT guy!

MARY CONE July 20, 2020
Becky, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

ROBIN LENTZ July 21, 2020
Becky,
Toby and I are sending you and your family lots of love and positive thoughts. Dave was truly one of the nicest guys, and I always enjoyed seeing him around town. He will be deeply missed.

RACHEL STATION July 22, 2020
My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry this happened. l hear you are also battling this terrible disease but to a lesser degree. I am sending you strength and some of my zany sense of humor to keep you going.

KIM AND MIKE PERTSCH July 23, 2020
Becky, I did not get a chance to meet your brave husband but I knew of him through our talks at mahjong. My heart is so very heavy right now for you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today and every day in the future.

WILLIAM (SULLY) SULLIVAN July 23, 2020
Becki so sorry for your loss. Dave was an amazing man

SHAUNA BURROWS July 23, 2020
I worked with David at ORBIS and he was always such a delight. I am so sorry for your loss.

SCOTT KIMMEL July 24, 2020
Becky I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers . He was the greatest person I knew. His mild mannered personality and patience made him a true friend. He will be greatly missed. With all my love. Scott and Harriet

RICK ARMSTRONG July 24, 2020
My condolences on the loss of your husband. Dave and I served together on USS MCKEE, he was an exceptional Naval Officer and shipmate. His professional demeanor and outgoing personality was welcome in the sometime hectic workplace know as Navy maintenance. Godspeed Dave Spangler, you�re in our prayers.

JUDY YEATER July 27, 2020
Rest In Peace from an Alamosa High School classmate.

BOB PLANE July 27, 2020
Alamosa High School class of 1970 rocks! Rest in Peace Dave, prayers for your family.

DRS. WARREN AND LYNNE BEACH July 30, 2020
Mrs. Spangler, Kelcy, and Megan,
We are so sorry for your loss. I know Dave was a very special person and a big part of all of your lives. Please know that we are praying for you and all of your family daily and wish you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

JOHN WILSON July 31, 2020
Good bye old friend. We were good friends in high school. We ran track together and played intramural basketball. I laughed at the stories about you and Matthew riding your cycles around the country. Enjoyed our last class reunion and catching up with your life.. Rest In Peace my friend.

SUSIE BRYANT August 3, 2020
Becky�.I still can�t believe this happened. You have been in my thoughts and prayers every single day. I wish there was something more I could do to help you through this.

SUZANNE JOHNSON August 7, 2020
Miss you, Dave. A life well lived.

ALLEN SING October 18, 2020
To the Spangler Family

He was an excellent co-worker, and a cherish friend. I am heart broken to hear of his passing and may he rest in peace. My condolences to his family on your loss. I will really miss his friendship and especially his smile. I will miss all the times together in meetings and audit trips around the USA and throughout the World. He was a wonderful military officer and I admired how he represented the Navy and the RADIAC program. My family will miss his visit to our home in Port Orchard, WA and in Kent, WA (after my retirement). He touched every ones heart with his friendship and hard work.