James "Jim" Spangler, a 53 resident of Torrance, CA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 25, 2017 in Torrance. Born and raised in Joyce, Louisiana, Jim served in the U.S. Navy. While in Long Beach, CA, he met and married his loving wife on January 25, 1964 in Hawthorne, CA. They settled in Torrance where they raised three daughters. Jim retired from Northrop Grumman and loved to spend time with his grandchildren, traveling with his wife, cooking and fishing. Jim is survived by wife Lois Ann Spangler, daughters Lisa Prentice and husband Rick, Bridget Spangler, Stephanie Woolley and husband Tom, grandchildren Katie Waters and Shane, Grace and Lucy Woolley, sisters Pat Tomasini and Carolyn Sue Alford, brothers Kenneth Spangler and wife Patsy and Gary Spangler and wife Donna. Jim is preceded in death by his parents James and Lena Spangler, sisters Helen Key and Frances Stringer and brother Joseph Spangler. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA. James will be laid to rest at Green Hills Memorial Park.

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  1. My deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, I find it comforting to meditate on the words found in God’s word the Bible at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death: “All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

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