Rudolph J. Spratley


Mr. Rudolph J. Spratley, of Smithfield, Va., formerly of the Shore, was called from labor to reward on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at Riverside Healthy Living Community in Smithfield.

Born in Eastville, Rudolph was the son of the late Charles B. and Etta P. Spratley. He was affectionately known as “Rudy” by his family and friends. He joined the workforce following high school. Rudolph was a USDA inspector for several years until his retirement.

Private funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Bobby White officiating. Interment was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Eastville.

Rudy leaves to cherish his loving memory: daughter, Valda Matthews; brother, James Spratley; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements are by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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