Carolina. He was born February 23, 1948 in Kenedy, Texas to Felix and Olivia Bludau Sprencel. James graduated from Karnes City High school in 1966. He worked as a truck driver and then worked for Wonder Bread as a route salesman until he retired. A funeral service was held at Bridgeton Christian Church on October 14 in Bridgeton, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sprencel; son, Chris Sprencel and his wife, Sue, of Reelsboro North Carolina; daughter, Erica Jenkins, of New Bern, North Carolina; brother, Mark Sprencel, of Perrin, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. James is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leslie; and son-in-law, John Jenkins.