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Community honors George Spratley Jr. Monday



Vicksburg mourns the loss of George Spratley Jr. (photo by David Day)
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Family and friends gathered Monday at the City Auditorium to pay respects to George Spratley Jr., whose life was tragically lost in an accident on Friday, Feb. 12.

Photo by David Day

Hundreds of tow operators; city, county and state law enforcement officers; environmental technicians; family and friends honored Spratley, sharing stories of his jovial spirit, integrity, work ethic and kindness for his fellow man.

Mississippi State Trooper Alonzo Jones was among the many law enforcement officers to honor Spratley Monday (photo by David Day).

Pallbearers were Charles Jones, Stuart Thomas, Darnell Shorter, Fred Allen, Rodney Allen and Kevin Miller (Photo by David Day)

George was only 44 years old, but the mark that he left on the hearts of so many will live on.

Colleagues traveled from all over the region to pay their respects (photo by David Day).

A loving husband and father, George leaves behind his wife, Jeanette Spratley; sons Kenya Johnson, Deontaye Hall and Ricky Paul Hall, Jr; and daughters Kiana Johnson and Ebony Spratley.

(photo by David Day)

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