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William H. ‘Pappy Bill’ Spreen

William H. “Pappy Bill” Spreen, 79 of Williamsport, passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 11, 1940, a son of William A. and Alice (Taggart) Spreen.

Bill had attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute, now Penn College, and had worked at Textron/Lycoming, now Lycoming Engines.

He was a social member of the former VFW Post 844 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bill was a people person. He enjoyed dancing, being around people, drinking a beer with friends and watching television.

His wife of 25 years, the former Mary Edwards, died March 20, 2007. He is also preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Dolores J. Wilson.

Surviving are his daughter, Angel M. Ott, with whom he lived; stepchildren, William Wilson Jr., of Williamsport, Christine Diermyer, of Clovis, N.M., Sally Duell, of Blakeslee, Lori Parker, of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive family and friends at Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com to share a memory or sign a register book.