This Friday we lost a judo coach, instructor, player, innovator and friend. Bob Spraley lost his battle with cancer after a long fight. I first met Bob at the Kittyhawk Judo Club during the 1970's. He has been an instructor at several judo clubs in the Dayton area including at a minimum: the Darke County YMCA J.C., the Piqua YMCA J.C., the Sinclair College J.C. and the Epizoundes J.C. with John Powell. Bob, a 7th Degree Black Belt in Judo, is also known around the country for his establishment of Juido, a physical training program for adults, which is based on Judo principles.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Spraley family. Additional information follows:
TIPP CITY — Robert H. Spraley, age 69, Tipp City died Friday.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at St. John's Catholic Church in Tipp City.
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371