Denzil Lee Sprouse, 58 - Glenville

Denzil Lee Sprouse age 58 of Crooked Creek Rd., Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life at 6:25 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born November 4, 1953 in Gilmer County a son of the late Ernest and Hazel Carpenter Sprouse.

Denzil retired from Schlumberger cement crew as an operator and trainer with 29 years of service. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. This was only surpassed by his love for his family and extended family. He was a Baptist by faith and was a born again Believer.

Denzil was married to Debbie Collins Sprouse July 22, 2007 who survives at their Glenville home. Survivors also include a son and daughter, Nicky Sprouse and girlfriend Lisa Leadbetter of Pricetown; April Fridley and fiancée Keith Tibado of Frostproof FL; stepson, Steve Palmer Jr. and wife Deanna of Weston; 6 grandchildren, Erin Jenkins, Toby Fridley, Wesley Palmer, Kameron Tibedo, Summer Sprouse and Maxwell Palmer.

Eight brothers and sisters survive, Rondal Sprouse of Normantown; Larry Sprouse (wife Beverly) of Normantown; Carolyn Johnson of Elkins; Loretta Swinerton of St. Albans, WV; Norma Bagley (husband Bob) of Cox's Mills; Neal Sprouse (wife Becky) of Normantown; Kelvin Sprouse (wife Vicky) of Linn and Mike Sprouse (wife Anita) of Glenville. Several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of cousins survive. He is also survived by his father-in-law Roy Collins of Pricetown and brother-in-law Jerry Collins (wife Faye) of Cumberland, MD.

He was preceded in death by infant sister Anna Lou Sprouse.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville , 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 with Pastor Mike Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery, Lockney, WV.

Friends may call 5-9 p.m., Thursday at the Mortuary. Denzil requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to the family.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Denzil Sprouse with arrangements.