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Obituary for George Nephi Sprunt, Jr.

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George Nephi Sprunt, Jr.

November 16, 1952 - November 9, 2015

George Nephi Sprunt, 62, passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at McKay Dee Hospital as a result of a prolonged battle with liver disease.


George was born in Ogden, Utah on November 16, 1952 to George Sprunt, Senior and Zelma Bailey (Bennett).  He was one of seven children from this union and had one half-brother from his mother’s later marriage.


He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1971 and subsequently joined the Air Force.  He was a Vietnam War Era Veteran and served in Alaska and Arizona.  Upon return to Ogden, George enrolled at Weber State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics.  He worked for Rockwell and Boeing for 30 years as an Electronic Engineer in the missile guidance program.  In January 1991, George married Antoinette (Andy) Valent and became step-father to her three children, John, Leslie, and Leighann and grandfather to Paige and Olivia.


George was a man of many talents and varied interests.  He loved the mountains of Utah and often stated he would not live where there were no mountains.  He loved to fish, both locally and on his annual trips to Alaska.  He was a student of MPE Martial Arts and practiced faithfully while still physically able.  In his younger days he was an avid dancer and once won a 1st place trophy in ballroom dancing.  He was a focused chess player and began teaching the game to his granddaughter, Paige when she was three years old.  At 15, she is now an accomplished chess player.  George served multiple times as a judge for the Davis County School District Science Fair.  He also was a gun enthusiast and collector.  Often and sometimes to the frustration of family and friends, George would take the opposite stance on an issue/position, whether he agreed with it or not, just to get a response.  Discussions with him were often challenging and thought provoking.


George is survived by his wife, Antoinette (Andy) Valent-Sprunt, step-children, John Valent, Leslie and Tony Smith, and Leighann and John Honn, and grandchildren, Paige Valent and Olivia Smith.  Additional surviving family members include his mother, Zelma Bailey, brother, Gary Bailey, sisters, Faye Hope, Lynda Vega, and Janet Baptistte.


George was preceded in death by his father, George Sprunt, Sr., sister, Tina Heath, and brothers, Scott Sprunt and Sam Bailey.


A Gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, November 16, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


At 2:00 pm, following the family and friends gathering, interment with military honors will occur at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Information

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Gathering For Family and Friends

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Graveside Service With Military Honors


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Born: November 16, 1952
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Dale Sterrett posted on 11/17/15

Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of George. I worked with George for many years and considered him a friend. My thoughts and prayer are with Andy and the rest of the family.


Gabriel Vega posted on 11/16/15

Accept our deepest condolences for the passing of George. May he experience the peace of God. Our prayers are with him and his name will be placed the book of remembrance. George will always be remembered and hope we all say a little prayer for him when we think of him.


Cindy Roberts posted on 11/15/15

I am sad to hear that George has passed away. I truly enjoyed my conversations with him and he was always a pleasure. I will surely miss him. Andy, you are in my prayers. Cindy Roberts/Ogden clinic


Miles Barnett posted on 11/15/15

To Andy and all of the family please accept my condolences and heart felt wishes to each of you. You will be in my prayers and on my mind. May God bless each of you and hold you close in the coming days.


Kerry Johnson posted on 11/15/15

To my dear friend it was always an awesome day when we were out fishing or shooting or just hanging out in the garage you will be surely missed but never forgotten see you on the other side my fiend KJ


Terry Hill posted on 11/14/15

Sad to hear of his passing he was loved by many prayers for his wife and family he will be missed


De Fox posted on 11/13/15

I am so very sorry to hear of a great man passing! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Love you Faye!