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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Howard Gail Sportsman

  • Howard Gail Sportsman, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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  • Howard Gail Sportsman, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Funeral services were held today, Feb. 1, 2013, at Lucas Funeral Chapel, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, Texas. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the funeral chapel. Burial was in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
    Memorials to First United Methodist Church of Hurst may be left at or mailed to the funeral chapel at P.O. Box 1587, Hurst, Texas 76053.
    Gail was born January 20, 1929, in Marceline, son of George and Ruby (Burnett) Sportsman.
    He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst, James V. Callan Lodge #1422, AF&AM, and American Legion Post #379. He retired from American Airlines after 35 years of service.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Dellinger) Sportsman; daughters, Vicki Massey and husband, Bud, and Gayla Johnson and husband, Wendell; step-son, David Dellinger and wife, Nicole; grandchildren, Larry and Terry Gurley and Gail Roberds; step-grandchildren, Jakob, Jessyca, Sara and Margaret Dillinger; great-grandchildren, Cynthia Roberds, Joseph Cranfield, III; and a brother, Jerry Sportsman.

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