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CREVE COEUR ~ Charles Leslie Spracklen, 69, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born June 15, 1946 in Shelbyville to Charles Edwin and Stella (Lemanski) Spracklen, he married Ethel Gibson on July 31, 1973 in Missouri.  She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Stacy (Terry) Spires of London Mills and Dawn Cross of Stella, NC; three grandchildren, Meagan Wilson of Creve Coeur, Ashley Coensgen of Abingdon and Dustin Goggil of Peoria and four great-grandchildren, Grace, Olivia, Brenton “B” and Lillian and one sister, Terry Robinson of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.

Charles worked for Cobatco, Inc. in Peoria for 19 years, last working in November of 2015.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

His memorial visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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