Sporleder, David

Written by David Green.

David D. Sporleder, 73, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.

He was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Sylvania, Ohio, and was a longtime area resident.  

He was employed as a chemical worker for Ashland Chemical. He formerly served as a coach for former Dixie Youth Baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnne Sporleder of Bartow, Fla.; two daughters; Kitty (and Rick) Clanton, Mindy (and Bill) Porter; and a son, Tracy “T” Sporleder, all of Bartow; two brothers, John Sporleder of Sylvania, Ohio, and Tom Sporleder of Columbus, Ohio; and four grandchildren; Richard Clanton, Cole Clanton, Kyle Clanton and Brooke Sporleder.

The funeral service was Nov. 9 at Whidden-McLean funeral home in Bartow, Fla.

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