Metha Sprinkle passed with peace and grace on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Midland, Texas with her family by her side. Mrs. Sprinkle was a longtime resident of Alpine and was a Baptist by Faith. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and whose greatest passion was helping others.
Mrs. Sprinkle was born on September 29, 1920 to Mr. Addis Musick and Mrs. Euela Musick, on the family farm in Troup, Texas. She graduated in 1937 from Whitehouse High School, as well as receiving a Bachelor of Arts from North Texas University in 1941 and a Masters of Arts from Sul Ross State University in 1972. Mrs. Sprinkle taught 17 years in public schools in Monahans, Pecos, Chandler, and El Paso. Mrs. Sprinkle taught History, English, and Education at Sul Ross State University from 1970 until her retirement in 1984. In 1983, Mrs. Sprinkle was honored as the first recipient of Sul Ross State University's "Outstanding Faculty Award."
She was a member of the GFWC-Women's Club of Alpine, an active volunteer with the Sunshine House, Big Bend Regional Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Sul Ross Century Club, and a member of First Baptist Church in Alpine, Texas. Mrs. Sprinkle was a supporter of Sul Ross State University Athletics, as well she established the Valley-Johnson - Metha Sprinkle Scholarship Endowment for Education Majors at Sul Ross State University.
During Mrs. Sprinkle's time of volunteering at Big Bend Regional Medical Center, she most enjoyed knitting beanies and booties for the newborn infants. She was knitting these precious stitches of love up until her passing.
Mrs. Sprinkle was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. Throughout her life, she maintained a simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. Mrs. Sprinkle was a woman who would speak her mind and stand up for her convictions and when she was faced with a challenge, she would always prevail.
Mrs. Sprinkle is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years William Sprinkle, one sister Janet Coquat, and one brother A.L. Musick.
Those left to honor and cherish the memory of Mrs. Sprinkle are her three sons: Bill Sprinkle, Jr. of Huntsville, Texas; Charles Sprinkle and wife Donna of Denver, Colorado; and James Sprinkle and wife Kathryn of Midland, Texas; sister La Vonne Sosebee; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, thirteen great-great grandchildren and many numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends that have been Blessed by the life of Metha.
Memorial donations can be made to:
• Valley Johnson - Metha Sprinkle Scholarship Endowment at Sul Ross State University, Box C-114, Alpine, Texas 79832
• In Memory of Metha Sprinkle - Sunshine House 205 East Sul Ross Ave., Alpine, Texas 79830
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually - family and friends - either through prayer and/or visits, neighbors, and even random acts of kindness through total "strangers."