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.