The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Sproles Family Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Sproles funeral home has assisted our family 3 times over the last 10 years. Each time the experience was very professional, extreme care to details, and accompanied with sincere care! I recommend these people to assist you during the difficult times of life.”

Steven Hoard October 04, 2020

“Tom, Thank you for your expertise in making my Mother's service so special. From the pre-planning to the graveside service you, David, and your staff's approach was one of caring, respect, attention to detail and accommodation to our special needs. Our experience with you and your beautiful facilities made the service feel more like a celebration of Mom's life and not a ritual of passing. You have my heartfelt appreciation. Warm Regards, Ron Pope”

Mildred Grace Pope September 14, 2019

“Dear Tom and Staff, Thank you for not only the tender care of Mary Lee, but also our family. We appreciate all you have done. The evening was a celebration, and Mary Lee would have loved it. You all are the "angels among us." Thank you again for your ministering to our needs. Sincerely, Steve and Lisa Pfenninger”

Mary Lee Pfenninger Buschman December 26, 2018

“Dear Tom & Staff, Thank you so much for taking care of my father. You have such a wonderful way with people. I will never forget the way that you took care of my Aunt, Mom and Dad. There is no better place to be than Sproles Family Funeral Home when you have to say goodbye to a loved one. With much love and respect, Maria Tabares”

The Family of Herland Tabares March 19, 2018

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family. I can't put into words how wonderful the Sproles family and staff are. They went above and beyond and our family felt the love and prayers. Thank you so much! Cindy, Tyson, Whitney and the Catron family.”

Family of New Castle Police Chief Bradley Catron February 06, 2018

“What a support team you all make! My mom's service was all I had hoped for and more. Your attention to detail from the planning to the DVD to the obituaries was certainly noted. Thanks for all you did to make a difficult time into a day that I remember with joy.”

Family of Betty Rickle August 30, 2017

“We can't thank you enough for the careful, thoughtful funeral you helped us plan for mom. You and the Sproles staff ensured everything ran smoothly. We especially liked the memory card keepsake. We appreciate the kindness you showed our family during this difficult time.”

Family of Idabelle Bolden August 28, 2017

“Having participated in literally hundreds of funeral services across the years we thought we had seen it all. That was obviously before the passing of Trisha's mother, Mildred Smith, last week. The decision to utilize the services of Sproles Family Funeral Home was made many months ago and we knew, within reason, it was a good decision. However, we had no point of reference at that time to the professional, compassionate, caring and altogether unexpected attention to detail we would experience with Tom Sproles and his staff. Going far beyond industry "standards" Tom anticipated our needs. No request was too large, or small, to merit his attention and ready response. Nothing was left unattended. The "extra" personal touches were comforting and overwhelming to our entire family. In a society which has generally forsaken its roots and moorings it is comforting to know there still are those, like the Sproles family, who continue to promote and exercise excellent business practices with compassion and dedication. THANK YOU , TOM! Larry and Trisha Jewett for The Mildred Smith Family”

The Mildred Smith Family February 23, 2016

“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world…as did 5 week old T.J. Pine. We are so honored to have been given the chance to help his family celebrate his short lived life. Here are the sweet words his family had for us in return: “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” Mark 10:14 “Your comforting remembrance and kindly thoughts are deeply appreciated…” “Thank you so much for the love and compassion you showed to us during this difficult time. Thank you for meeting every need we had and making all our requests happen. Tom, you are truly amazing and I pray for God’s blessings to fall on you.” - The family of T.J. Pine”

Family of T.J. Pine October 19, 2015

“Tom Sproles & Staff, Words cannot express all of our appreciation for you and your staff. You did a wonderful job for Dad! I know Dad (my precious Dad) is in a better place - but oh how I miss him! Thank you again, Margie Patterson”

Family of Rev. Russell Roberts

“Thank you for taking such good care of us and for taking care of so many details for us during the loss of our father, Dale Poor. Thank you!”

Family of Dale Poor

“Dear Sproles Funeral Home Staff, Just wanted to express heartfelt thanks for the team that did mom's funeral. I was impressed with every act of kindness that you bestowed on the members of the family.”

Mrs. Elaine Lovell

“Tom, Your heart is very giving, and mine is very grateful. Again, you treated us just like family. Thank you for everything you did for us and Rocky. God Bless. (Pet Service)”

Dan, Robin, Taylor & Mitchel Shelton

“On behalf of the entire Allen family, thank you for the over the top service and planning for my mother's funeral. You ALL made it much easier to say goodbye to our dear mother.”

The Allen Family

“Dear Tom & Staff, Words cannot express our gratitude to you. Your caring and kindness means so much to us. You should be so proud of your beautiful place. I've heard nothing but compliments from our family and friends. Thank you for everything you've done for us! God Bless - Jayne”

Jim & Jayne Short

“There are not enough words in the English language to describe the love, care and services that you gave to us during the loss of our beloved mother. Your facility, staff and family gave us much comfort and ease knowing that everything was all about us and how we wanted things to be done. Never in our lives have we ever known of a funeral home bringing breakfast to the family of the deceased on the day of the funeral. Thanks to Tom's mother for doing this. It was delicious and much appreciated. Because of the Sproles family, everything went perfect. We know that there will be stars in your crowns someday and that God will bless you for all the extras that you do during the loss of family members and loved ones. Your facility is beautiful and your actions are far beyond measure. Thank you so much.”

The family of Ella Claywell

“Dear Tom and Sproles Family, We chose Sproles Funeral Home for a 2nd time for my mother's passing Dr. Agnes Tabares. We had chosen Sproles when Mom's sister passed 2 years ago and we were so pleased with them that we made pre-arrangements back in December of 2009 for my mother and father. Tom and his family make you feel so comfortable and they pay attention to every detail. At a terrible time such as the loss of a loved one they make you feel like you are part of their family. They treat you with respect and dignity. Tom's mother was nice enough to fix us a breakfast casserole, bring a gallon of juice and muffins to our home back in 2008. This time when mom passed away we did not have a home in New Castle any longer but Tom's mother fixed the casserole and made sure that we took it home after the viewing. They are all so gracious and helpful. You just feel like you are being well taken care of when you go there. I cannot express in words the gratitude that our family feels towards the Sproles. They know what customer service means. Respectfully,”

The family of Dr. Agnes Tabares

“T om and Staff, We wanted to thank you again for everything you did. Times like this are very trying but the relief and comfort you provided our family went above and beyond. We know dad would have been very pleased. Joe Harvey & Nancy Fout”

The Family of Frederick Harvey

“Dear Tom & Staff, The warm atmosphere of your facility along with the compassionate service by your team brought much comfort to our family. Sincerely,”

Brad Morris and the Martha Morris family.

“On behalf on of Don Bowsman and family: Donnie and Alice Bowsman Rhonda and Jeff Bennett Rob and Karen Modlin Kevin and Frances Bowsman Melynda and Kevin Connelly I would like to thank Tom Sproyles and his staff for the wonderful and outstanding funeral service they provided to my mother Viv Bowsman. Everything was perfect!! Tom and his staff were professional, caring, and thought of everything. The facility is outstanding. I would highly recommend Sproyles Funeral Home to take care of your families needs. Donnie Bowsman”

Donnie Bowsman May 14, 2020

“Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job on my mother's funeral service. It was flawless and seamless because of your efforts. Thank you also for your kindness and gentleness. It brought me great comfort. With the deepest gratitude, Anna Broshears”

Family of Barbara Edge May 03, 2019

“We could not ask for anything better. Your caring and professionalism were the greatest. Forever Grateful!”

The Lowell Wardlow Family November 01, 2018

“Dear Tom and Sproles Family: Thank you for doing such a wonderful job for our family. You are so kind! We are so happy we had you do Mike's funeral. God Bless You! Love, Sally Day and family.”

Family of Michael Day February 27, 2018

“Tom, David & Staff, Words cannot express how appreciative I am for the comfort and guidance you provided on my mother's passing. While your business is well organized and beautiful, few can match the compassion you all exemplified - for that I am in awe and grateful. All the best to each of you in 2018. Lisa McNelis.”

Family of Eleanor McNelis February 06, 2018

“Thank you for the beautiful service you provided for our mother. You went well beyond the call of duty! You helped to provide a place of beauty, comfort, and peace to allow us to celebrate our mother's life.”

Family of Rosie Fowler August 23, 2017

“I just want to thank you for the services you provided for my little brother........he had a great send off and i know how much work you had to put in to make it all work ....THANKS AGAIN!”

Family of Craig A. Van Brunt June 08, 2016

“Dear Sproles Family Funeral Home, Words cannot express our thankfulness to you for all your wonderful care of our sweet Rachel. You made this difficult time much easier for us. You did such a good job with Rachel. She looked beautiful. We really appreciate all your support and hard work to make Rachel's funeral a beautiful celebration of her life. We also want to thank you for upgrading her casket - it was beautiful! We will highly recommend you to those who will need your services. May God abundantly bless your business and your life. Sincerely, The Cutter Family”

Family of Rachel Cutter January 17, 2016

“We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the sympathetic and caring manner you handled the arrangements for both Tom's funeral and The Gathering Celebration of Life. Everyone was helpful and supportive making a difficult time easier to handle. We also want to thank you for the Heritage Company inspirational volume sent in Tom's memory. What a nice gesture by the local business community. You have our genuine appreciation for everything.”

Family of Thomas Gordon October 05, 2015

“Tom, Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help and acts of kindness that you provided us with after Jeff's passing. You have a heart full of compassion and respect that is rare these days. Everything about his funeral and burial was perfect and we could not imagine anyone or anywhere better to have been taking care of everything. You hold a special place in our hearts. God Bless You. Love, Jason and Tiffany Abbott & Family”

Family of Jeffrey Abbott

“I want to thank you all for being there for us in our time of difficulty. Tom, you went the extra mile for us and calmed a lot of our stress. I really appreciate you so very much! And I wanted to thank you for making Kurtis, my youngest boy, feel important by including him even though he was not big enough to be a pallbearer. Thank you so much! I hope the Lord will repay you. You are such a wonderful person.”

Sheila Thomas and Children

“You touched our hearts with your kindness. Thank you for all your services. They are deeply appreciated.”

Dorthy Staley

“Thank you for the care, concern and guidance you gave our family during this difficult time. You, your family and your associates at Sproles Family Funeral Home were very helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty. We appreciate your kindness. May God bless you!”

Freda and the Pugh Family

“I never dreamed I would be writing on a funeral website after my own dad's funeral! I thought all funeral homes were alike and to be avoided as much as possible. My husband suggested that we use the services of the Sproles Family Funeral Home, and was I in for a surprise! Such kindness, such caring, and such attention to details! The long-stemmed rose they left on the bed where Daddy had been and the comfort of getting into a warmed-up car after the funeral are just two examples of how they live up to their motto, "The difference is in the details"! Thanks,Tom, and all the staff who assisted in our time of sorrow. Much appreciation.”

Barbara Baker, daughter of Daniel Stafford

“W e would like to thank you for an excellent job with my mothers funeral. My family, especially my dad, has been to several funerals over the years and we can confidently say the service you provided was by far the best we have ever seen. The attention to detail during the whole process was phenomenal. We had the distinct feeling that this was not just another job for you but a real passion, and all of the staff acted in a very professional and caring manner. This experience was a true blessing during a time of sorrow. We will definitely recommend your funeral home to anyone. May God truly bless all of you in your work and in your lives. Rev. Lonny Dunn Montie Dunn and Family Glenda Russell and Family”

Rev. Lonny Dunn and Family

“Tom & Staff, Words cannot express the thoughtfulness and kindness that was shown at the loss of Mother. Sincerely, Carol Wilson”

Carol Wilson

“Dear Tom and Sproles Family Staff, Thank you so much for the beautiful and caring way you took care of my family during the loss of my dad, Rev. Rollin York. Thank you for allowing me to stay with him and the gentle way you moved him from Glen Oaks. I don't have the words to express our gratitude. Dad looked wonderful too which made it easier for us. May God bless you, your family and your business - thats what dad wanted for you! Sincerely, Barbara York Durbin, Juanita and Larry York”

The Family of Rev. Rollin York

“Tom and Doug, Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism in helping us with my mother's arrangements. I cannot imagine how it could have been more perfect. Even though we came to you with a limited budget, you gave us your very best. You did not have to do that and we are very grateful. Everyone in attendance made note of your wonderful service, and I am sure they will think of you in time of need. All Our Best, Angie Meenagh and Family”

The Family of Edna Flannery