4/10/2017 11:00:00 AM
SPRAGUE, GARY LEE "WEASEL" Age 61, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services for Gary will be held at the Tribal Gym on Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Pego officiating. Interment will follow at the Denver Township Cemetery.
A Luncheon will be held back at the Tribal Gym following the Committal Service. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Gym the day of the service from 12 noon until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and Tribal Gym.
Gary was born on July 24, 1955, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Philemon and Eleanor (Thomas) Sprague. Gary was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He loved playing slots, playing eight ball pool, but most of all, a proud and loving father. He was the type of person that was always there for everyone, friends, and family, and always fought for what he believed in.
Gary is survived by Diana Isham and Lynette Franco; his children, Michael Jackson, Bobby Francis, Ronald Isham and Raini Isham, Travis Kendall, Alisha Franco, Kara Franco, and Allison Franco; grandchildren, Jessica and Lawrence Jackson, Brandon and Aysia Isham, Richie Vaquera, Amare and Madisen Kendall, Lilliana Hunt, and Aiyana Romero; brothers, Philemon ""Bean"" Sprague, Larry Sprague, Wayne Sprague, Kenny Sprague, and Bernie Sprague; sisters, Barbara Sprague and Jo Kathy Sprague; and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his son, Gary Lee Sprague Jr.; parents; grandparents Chief Little Elk and Betsy Thomas; siblings, Ronald "Rocky" Sprague, Shirley Day (Sprague), Phillip Sprague, Becky Sprague, and Phyllis Sprague.
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