Charles Anthony "Tony" Spradley, Sr., 72, of Augusta, formerly Tifton, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, at his residence. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Joseph L. Crumley officiating. Tony will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Born August 18, 1949, in Tifton, Tony was the son of the late James Cecil Spradley, Jr. and Lois Evelyn Luke Swaim. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, the Rev. James Cecil Sr. and Ellen Willis Spradley; his maternal grandparents, Homer and Mary Brannen Luke; his step-mother, Mary Spradley; and a step-brother, Van Wilson. He graduated from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science and worked at several funeral homes throughout his career in Georgia and Texas, including Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals and presently at Platt's Funeral Home in Augusta. He loved the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Tony is survived by one son, Charles Anthony Spradley, Jr. of Mississippi; one daughter, Carla Moore of Florida; his sister, Brenda Spradley Shaw-Saunders of Tifton; two half-brothers, Timmy Spradley of Macon and Robert Head, Jr. of Columbus; one half-sister, Michelle Edwards of Rincon; a step-brother, Jerry Wilson of Nashville; his only living uncle, the Rev. Nathan C. Spradley, Sr.; his niece, Nicole Shaw of Tifton; his nephew, Jason Shaw of McClenny, Florida; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
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