December 9, 1932 ~ December 10, 2020

Born in: Owensville, IN
Resided in: Fort Branch, IN

John “Johnny” P. Sprinkle, 88, of Ft. Branch, IN passed away December 10, 2020.  He was born in Owensville, IN December 9, 1932 to the late John “Estel” and Dorothy (Mauck) Sprinkle.

Johnny graduated from Owensville High School in 1952 where he played basketball, football, and ran track. He went on to join the Army and achieved the ranking of Sergeant E5. Johnny married his beloved wife Lois (Stewart) Sprinkle in 1953 and they have celebrated 67 loving years together. He retired from Emge Packing Company after 41 years of service. Johnny’s true passion was being able to train and show Shetland and Hackney Ponies. He was also a member of Owensville First Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and Rena Kimball, who was a second mother to him; siblings Wanda Marvel, Judy Humbert, and Gerald Sprinkle; sister-in-law Glenda Sprinkle; brother-in-law Richard Coleman and Tom Marvel.

He is survived by his wife Lois; children Larry (Ellen) Sprinkle and Garry Sprinkle; grandchildren Audrey (Mike Hillard) Sprinkle and Jonathan (Monica) Sprinkle; great-grandchildren Summer and Wesley Sprinkle; sister Betty Coleman; brother-in-law Tom Humbert; and stepsister Delores Neaveill.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Sprinkle. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Holders Funeral Home from 4-7p. Funeral will be held Monday December 14, 2020 at 10am with Bart Newton officiating and burial at White Church Cemetery with Military honors.  All those who wish to honor and remember Johnny in person at the service is required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Memorial contributions can be made to the REH Center of Owensville, please mail to PO Box 518 Owensville, IN.


Visitation: December 13, 2020 4:00 pm - December 13, 2020 7:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

Funeral: December 14, 2020 10:00 am - December 14, 2020 11:00 am

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

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  1. Johnny, Lois, Larry and Garry have been friends of the Edds’ Family for as long as I can remember. Taking vacations together and attending countless horse shows. Johnny loved driving his road pony Midnight Jan to many Blue Ribbons. The Sprinkle’s will always be special in my heart and contributed to my very happy childhood. It was always such fun to stop at a diner after a horse show and witness rib the waitress. He was quit a Jokester. RIP Johnny.

  2. Today, on behalf of the citizens of a grateful county, we honor Mr. Sprinkle’s military service. We owe him, and those like him, a tremendous debt of gratitude. Surely our nation is a better and safer one because of his selflessness. I beg you to contact me if I may be of any service to your family. With deepest respect and sympathy.
    George Pickersgill – Gibson Co. Veterans Service Office – 812 385-4522

  3. Lois, Larry and Garry,
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Sprinkle family🙏🙏🙏

    Jill Dike Roudebush

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