George W. Sproat October 30, 1929 – November 3, 2022

 

Last updated 11/8/2022 at Noon

Longtime Sisters resident George W. Sproat passed away quietly November 3, 2022.

He was born in Terrebonne, the fourth child of William LeRoy Spoat and Eva Lucille (Chapman) Sproat. He attended school in Central Oregon and went on to serve in the Navy from October 31, 1950 – the day after turning 21 — until being discharged August 1954.

He married his wife, Charlotte Jean Ladrow, May 1951, and they welcomed their daughter Cindy while stationed in California. The family returned to Sisters where they had three more children, daughter Linda, son Bryan, and daughter Tana.

Linda preceeded her parents in death October 1974; Charlotte passed September 2005.

George had four grandsons, two granddaughters, seven great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters, and one great-great-granddaughter.

His career path included working many years for Barclay Logging, and in 1963 starting George’s Septic Tank Service, which was his after-work job. To say George was a hard worker would be an understatement.

George’s service to his community spanned decades. Her served on the Sisters City Council 16 years from 1967 to 1983, the last 10 of those years as mayor. In 1999 he joined Habitat for Humanity and in 2011 was given the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for having given more than 4,000 hours of service to the organization.

One of his favorite accomplishments was his 1942 Packard, which was restored with friends and family, including a then-five-year-old grandson at his feet.

They don’t make too many men like George. Dad, you will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., November 15, 2022, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations go to Sisters Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of Redmond; or if you would like, plant a tree in his memory.

 

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