William Oscar "W.O"
Springer, Jr.

January 14, 1935 - July 29, 2022

William Oscar “W.O” Springer, Jr. of Florence, born on January 14, 1935 and passed away on July 29, 2022 at the age of 87. Visitation will be Friday, August 5th, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home. The service will be Saturday, August 6th at 1:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Brother Tim Grigsby officiating.   Burial will be at Restview Cemetery in Loretto, Tennessee. Pallbearers will be nephews, honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers at Shoals Provision and his golfing buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Oscar, Sr. and Mary Etta Davis Springer; great-grandson, Turner Ray Wilbanks; sisters, Louella Butler and Bessie Hamner; brothers, Sanford Springer, Dock Springer, and Jesse Springer.

Survivors are the love of his life,  his wife, Jane McGuire Springer of 67 years, daughter, Michelle Cabler (Mark); granddaughter, Alyssa Cabler Wilbanks (Cody); grandsons, William “Will” Cabler (Daisy), and John Cade Cabler; great-grand daughter, Palmer Wilbanks; special nieces and nephews and an unbelievable number of friends that loved him.

W.O. was a 1954 graduate of Rogers High School where he was a member of the school’s first basketball and baseball teams.  W.O. was a U.S. Army Veteran having served for his country from 1958 through 1960 and the Army Reserves for 4 years. He was employed with Stylon Ceramic Tile from 1954 – 1968 where he was certified in Time and Motion Studies from the University of Ohio.  He obtained an Associates Degree in Business and began a 52 year career in sales.  He was currently employed by Shoals Provision where he had worked for the last 32 years.   His love of sports continued throughout his life, playing baseball, softball, bowling, and his favorite sport, golf where he made many lifelong friends and passed on the love for the sport to his grandson. He will be loved and missed not only by his family but his many friends he made in his lifetime.


August 5, 2022
5:00 pm


Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

August 5, 2022 5:00 pm

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August 6, 2022
1:00 pm


Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

August 6, 2022 1:00 pm

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August 6, 2022
2:00 pm


Restview Cemetery, Loretto, TN, USA

August 6, 2022 2:00 pm

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11 Comments on “William Oscar "W.O" Springer, Jr.”

  1. Our sincere condolences to our favorite salesman for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed!

    Yours truly,
    Meridianville BBQ

  2. Jane & Michelle & Family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. We sure did enjoy W.O. at all the ballgames over the years. He will be missed!

  3. Michelle, my sincere condolences to you and your mom and family for your loss.
    My prayers are with you all at this time.

  4. I have worked with W.O. for the last 13 years as he was our rep with Shoals Provisions. He took care of Star Market in Huntsville, AL and was a pleasure to work with. I knew early on that W.O. was a person who had the highest integrity and you could believe anything he said. I can only hope I keep the drive he exhibited his whole life throughout my own. He never quit. What an example he has left for his children and grandchildren. As an Alabama fan and graduate, I will miss him greatly during the football season. My sincere condolences to his family. He left a remarkable legacy.

  5. The Howard Beggs family in Florida are so sad for the loss of W.O (Uncle Bo). We pray for the whole family to keep strong in heart knowing that W.O. Is resting with the good Lord. We love you all!!!!

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