8/17/2017 1:00:00 PM
SPRAGUE, WAYNE THOMAS, age 64, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Laurel's of Mt. Pleasant.
A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. A Luncheon will immediately follow in the Reflections Reception Center. The family will receive friends the day of the service from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Wayne was born October 24, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Philemon and Eleanor (Thomas) Sprague. He was a proud member of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Wayne worked for the Soaring Eagle Casino in the tribal operations maintenance department, and was the bingo caller. Most recently, he worked on the hard count team. Wayne had been attending Saginaw Chippewa Community Church. He loved to watch any sporting event his children and grandchildren played. Wayne also liked playing Sizzlers at the casino, playing softball, bowling, assembling model cars, watching golf, NASCAR, The Golden Girls episodes and his nephew, Henry, race. He also enjoyed playing bingo at the VFW. He collected monster trucks, cans, and coins.
Wayne is survived by his children Twyla Sprague, Seryna (Clinton) Acuna, Joe Johnson II, and Ronald Paul Sr., all of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren Joseph Shomin Jr., Calvin Shomin (Oojuan Potter), Devin Sprague, Aiyana Sprague, and Ronald Paul Jr. ; great granddaughter Ameliana Shomin; brothers Ken Sprague, Philemon "Bean" Sprague, Larry Sprague, and Bernie (Bonnie) Sprague all of Mt. Pleasant; sisters Jo Kathy Sprague and Barbara Sprague both of Mt. Pleasant; his dogs Ciroc and Smoky; and several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Gary, Rocky, and Phillip Sprague; sisters Shirley Day (Sprague), Becky Sprague, and Phyllis Sprague; grandparents Eli "Chief Little Elk" and Betsy Thomas, nephew Gary Lee Sprague Jr., and Mercedes Benz.