Carl Wayne Springer

August 22, 1941 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Into God’s arms of love and protection, Carl Springer entered Heaven on August 25, 2023 with family at his side.

Carl was born on August 22, 1941, to Virgil Deloss Springer and Edith June Shoemaker Springer, the oldest son of two siblings. He graduated from
Desoto in 1959. During his high school years he worked for a nearby farmer named Bob Richey. He gained a great deal of knowledge with working on that farm.

He was also grateful he had the experience of going to second grade in a one-room school house. After graduation in 1959, he worked at Ball Brothers Corporation for seven years and joined the Indiana National Guard from 1963 to 1969. He then pursued a career with GM in October 1966 and worked there until his retirement in 1998.

He was a great man of Faith, Family and Country. He honored all in such a committed and loving manner. Carl was an amazing and talented wood- working craftsman. He could design and make such creative wooden pieces. Much of his time he spent in his “Man Garage” building beautiful wooden art. As a master tile contractor he owned and operated Carl’s Ceramic Tile Service. He donated much of his labor to his church and those in true need.

He routinely donated blood to the Ball Memorial Hospital Blood Bank and Indiana Blood Center for those in need. He achieved donating 27 gal- lons and was always encouraging others to exceed his own dedicated efforts.

In 1961 he married his high school sweetheart, Susie Springer, although their union ended in 1994, he was always forever thankful and grateful for the Mother she was to their three children. Carl is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Moore Springer who brought much joy and happiness into his life. They were able to travel and have many adventures together.

His blessings are his children Gary D. Springer of Parker City, Janna Wynn of Winchester, Calvin Springer of Muncie. His grandchildren are: Josh (Ash- ley) Springer, Taylor (Kees) Rozenberg, Wayne (Amy) Wynn, Crystal (Rayne) Wynn, and AJ Wise. His great-grandchildren are: Kamryn, Lee, Quinton, Hendricks, Axel, Piper, Kolton, Mia and Jackson. He has one great-great grandchildren: Kole. Max and Bonnie Foust of Sweetser, Indiana are a very special couple that they have enjoyed for 43 years playing cards, camping and general fellowship. He is also survived by his only sibling, Jerry Spring- er and his two nieces, Robin (Joe) Walker and Debbie (Steve) Metcalf and great nephew Wyatt and great niece Cheyanne. He also expressed his love and compassion for a former daughter in law, Mary Jo Crutcher and her three sons, Daniel, David and Joshua. (Mary Jo Crutcher’s sons Daniel and David passed away and Carl always shared his fatherly love and support). Carl totally enjoyed his family and friendships and had a special fondness for his extended family and his love was so deep beyond all measure. He was preceded in death by his parents, two extended family grandsons and former wife.

He believed and lived the Golden Rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” His favorite Bible Verse is John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” He loves the songs “I’ll Fly Away” and “In the Garden”. Carl’s favorite saying was “I’m glad you got to see me.” and “Yes we all are!”

A Celebration of Life Services will be at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thornburg Memorial Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2023, with Pastor Pat Robbins officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery of Muncie, Indiana. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 12:00 p.m. until service time, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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September 1, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wilson-Shook Funeral and Cremation Center
2048 N. 1000 W.
Parker City, IN 47368

Celebration of Life
September 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Wilson-Shook Funeral and Cremation Center
2048 N. 1000 W.
Parker City, IN 47368


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