Ercell Douglas “Doug” Spangler, 76, known as “the clock guy”

Ercell Douglas "Doug" Spangler
Ercell Douglas “Doug” Spangler

Ercell Douglas “Doug” Spangler, 76, of Virginia Beach, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

He was born on April 1, 1940, in Bottom Fork, Ky., to Ercell “Buck” Spangler and Gladys Osborne Spangler. Doug served his country for 35 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a chief warrant officer-04. Upon retirement, Doug worked at the Solec Corporation. Eventually, he also became “the clock guy,” specializing in repairing and selling antique clocks.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Irene B. Spangler; daughters, Tracey Mack, Noelle Wright and Alexandra Johnson, and her husband, Warren; five grandchildren, Christopher Mack, Nicholas and Daniel Wright, and Heather and Douglas Johnson; and three sisters, Delores, Joyce and Sharon.

A memorial service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association at

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