COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.


William "Bill" Jefferson Sprawls II, age 92, of Lamar, Missouri passed away May 05, 2019, at his home.
Bill was born September 30, 1926 in Bienville, LA to William Jefferson Sprawls I and Bertha (Jennings). Bill left high school at the age of 17 and joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country during World War II.  After the war ended, he returned to school and graduated from Bienville High School. In October 1952, Bill married Betty Jo Brice in  Arcadia, LA.
Bill worked as a  Farmer and Rancher, was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association since its formation, and a member of Lamar First Baptist Church. In 2005 he won the Barton County SWCD Grassland Management Award, for his land stewardship.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Betty Sprawls; a son William Jefferson "Jeff" Sprawls III, and his wife Marta of Carthage, MO; two daughters, Jane Anne McComas, Lamar, MO and Linda Schilling and her husband Erryl of Lockwood, MO; eight grandchildren, Brice Schilling, Lane Bucane, Forrest Terry, Stephanie Martinez, Tim Kivett, Katie Kivett, Aleisa Tiegs, Kerenza Collins; and nine great grandchildren.

Preceding in death were his parents, a brother, William D. Whitley, a sister, Johnie McDowell, and a son-in-law Bill McComas.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lockwood Cemetery.

There will not be a formal visitation, but friends my pay their respects starting at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 8, 2019  at the funeral home.  

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Avalon Hospice for their loving care for Bill and his family during this time of illness.

Contributions are suggested to Barnabas Prep in care of Daniel Funeral Home


#5 LockwoodSteele Family 2019-05-09 19:18
Our deepest sympathy .Sorry for your loss .Our prayers are with you
#4 Lockwood, MOMike & Angie Mincks 2019-05-09 16:30
Sending our Deepest Sympathy for your loss...
#3 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2019-05-08 15:42
Bill was a fine gentlemen. Was an honor to have known him.
#2 Lockwood MOValerie Hudspeth 2019-05-08 14:58
Sending prayers and sympathy to all of Bill's family. Valerie and Troy Hudspeth
#1 Lamar, Moitton Family 2019-05-07 15:11
Our sympathy to the family in the loss of your husband and Dad.

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