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Ercell Douglas "Doug" Spangler

April 1, 1940 - December 7, 2016

Ercell Douglas Spangler, “Doug,” of Virginia Beach, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the age of 76 years. He was born on April 1, 1940 in Bottom Fork, KY to Ercell “Buck” Spangler and Gladys Osborne Spangler. Doug served his country for 35 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer-04. Upon retirement, Doug worked at the Solec Corporation. Eventually, he also became “the clock guy,” specializing in repairing and selling antique clocks.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Irene B. Spangler ; daughter Tracey Mack; daughter Noelle Wright; daughter Alexandra Johnson and husband Warren; five grandchildren Christopher Mack, Nicholas and Daniel Wright, and Heather and Douglas Johnson; and three sisters Delores, Joyce, and Sharon.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) at 4 PM. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. To make a contribution to the fund please click HERE.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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