He was born on October 20, 1963 to Deanna Barker Elam and the late Donald F. Sprinkle. Freddie, as his family and friends called him, attended Thomas Walker High School where he was a member of the band. Freddie was a very talented graphic artist and graphic designer. He was an editor and graphic artist at the Loafer Magazine where he had worked for over 20 years. Before moving to Johnson City, he had worked as a graphic designer for the Pine Mountain Shopper in Pineville, KY. After high school, Freddie served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 until 1993 where he served as a Quartermaster and also worked in the Naval Chaplain’s office. He was responsible for various duties including the weekly church bulletins and managing the station’s religious offering funds.
Freddie was preceded in death by his father, Donald F. Sprinkle, Sr. and his grandparents, Earl and Helen Barker of Van Lear, KY.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Deanna Baker Elam of Rogersville, TN; sisters, Kim Simms of Rogersville, TN and Susan Harris and husband, Joe, of Pineville, KY; brother, Brian Sprinkle and wife, Kim, of Church Hill, TN; nephews, Donald Simms, William Sprinkle, and Andrew Harris; niece, Rebecca Sprinkle. Freddie also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Lucy Tate.
Freddie was loved by everyone and will be missed for his quick, sharp humor, personal jokes, and his caring nature.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 pm in the Chapel with Pastor David Salley officiating.
A Military Entombment Committal Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 by the American Legion Hammond Post 3/265 at the Chapel Mausoleum in Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his niece and nephews.
The care of Donald “Freddie” Sprinkle, Jr. and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.