Corrections Officer Richard Allen Spradlin #951 (1961-2022)

Rick was born December 2, 1961, in Cincinnati to Jimmy D. and Phyllis A. (Maddin) Spradlin.  He attended Norwood High School until October 1978.

From 1978 to 1986 Rick worked for Corrugated Partitions and at Bethesda Hospital.

In 1984, he joined the United States Army Reserve and served as a cannoneer on an 8-inch Howitzer.  Sergeant Spradlin joined the regular Army in 1986 and trained at Gavilan College in the FBI SWAT and Sniper Schools.   From 1986 to 1989, he served in the Military Police in Fort Ord, Texas.  He was honorably discharged with an Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Pistol Marksman and Rifle Expert Badges.

On June 8, 1989, Rick joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and served as a Deputy Sheriff in the Corrections Division and retired on May 1, 2000, with 16 years of service to his country and county.

Deputy Spradlin died unexpectedly on February 14, 2022, at the age of 60.

Deputy Spradlin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie C. (Edwards) Spradlin; children, April (Matt) Chadwell and Dan Spradlin; grandchildren, Brandon Chadwell, Andrew Petree, Lilly Spradlin; brother, Michael Spradlin; and siblings-in-law, Margaret (Pat) Havlin, Mitch Edwards, Tonya (Larry) Jones, and Barb (Bill) Warrick.

Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022.  Burial will follow immediately at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the DAV in Richard’s name.


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