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William A. "Papa" Plaspohl

January 4, 1930 — September 20, 2016

William A. Plaspohl, 86, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

William was born on January 4, 1930 in Savannah, Georgia to the late James and Myrtice Goodbread Plaspohl. After attending Savannah High School, he proudly served in the United States Army in the Airborne division during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Following his active duty service, William worked at Southern Pacific Railroad then Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah. He transferred to Robins Air Force Base in 1966 where he worked until his retirement in 1996. He was a Mason and a member of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. William was very outgoing, he loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, tinkering around his house, and riding motorcycles. He was also an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan.

Along with his parents, his beloved wife of sixty-three years, Rhoda West Plaspohl, and brother, Everett Plaspohl, preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his daughters, Vicki P. Cleghorn (Ricky) of Kathleen, Georgia and Pamela A. Julson (Rick) of Navarre Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Chad Cleghorn (Stephanie), Seth Keene (Laci), Shayne "Spider" Julson; great-grandchildren, Baylee and Casen "Spike" Cleghorn; sister-in-law, Sally Plaspohl and nephew, David Plaspohl, both of Savannah; and beloved dogs, Buster and Smokey.

Visitation with William's family will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of William A. Plaspohl to Friends of Perry Animal Shelter (FOPAS), P.O. Box 2001, Perry, Ga. 31069.

Funeral Home:
McCullough Funeral Home
417 S. Houston Lake Rd.
Warner Robins, GA
US 31088

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Friday, September 23, 2016

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