MANNING – James Morgan “Jim” Sprott Jr., 78, husband of Jean Reed Sprott, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at his lake home.
Born April 16, 1941, in Orangeburg, he was a son of the late James Morgan Sprott Sr. and the late Elizabeth Brailsford Sprott. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired educator and coach for Clarendon School District Two, a member and former deacon of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. He enjoyed tracing family history and compiled histories of the Cantey and Burgess families found in the Clarendon County Archives. He was past president of the Clarendon County Historical Society and former board member of the Clarendon County Museum.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; two sons, James Morgan Sprott III (Dana) of Manning and Byron Reed Sprott of Cimarron, New Mexico; and three grandchildren, Morgan Chase Sprott, Brianna Elizabeth Sprott and Tyler Logan Sprott.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Presbyterian Church at Manning, with the Rev. Josie Holler officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarendon Memorial Gardens.
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Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church at Manning, P.O. Box 207, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803-435-2179). www.stephensfuneralhome.org.