ROSENBERG—Funeral services for Charles Spano, 76, of Richmond are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at First United Met ho dist Church in Rosenberg with Rev. John Black officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota.
Mr. Spano died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his home in Richmond.
He was born April 29, 1935, in Galveston to Joseph Spano and Trinidad Landin Spano.
Mr. Spano was a graduate of Navasota High School, Wharton County Jr. College and University of Alabama, playing football throughout those years.
He received his masters degree from Prairie View A&M.
His love of football, track and other sports led to his coaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University, Sweeny High School (winning the 1966 state football championship), Bay City High School, Lamar Consolidated High School, Rockdale High School and B.F. Terry High School from 1981 until his retirement in 2002.
Mr. Spano was a longtime member of Texas High School Coaches Association.
He married Nancy Ann Knight and in September 2011 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He and Nancy ow ned and operated Glassers Art Gallery in San Antonio at one time.
Mr. Spano was active in Rotary Clubs and Optimist Clubs, serving as president of the Sweeny Optimist Club during his time there.
He and Nancy loved traveling, especially with their RV group, WesTex. He enjoyed watching bull riding and feeding birds.
In recent years, Mr. Spano found enjoyment with his buddies at Bob’s Tacos.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rosenberg.
Family was very important to him and he especially loved his grandchildren.
Mr. Spano was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Spano; a brother, James Spano; and infant sister, Catherine Spano.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Spano of Richmond; a daughter, Tamerah A. R ingo and husband John of Coppell; three sons, Grant Spano and wife Norma of Rosenberg, Kyle Spano and wife Kim of Lakeway, Greg Spano and wife Mary of Iowa Colony; 12 grandchildren, Kasey Spano-McClain and husband Tony, Michael Grant Spano, Kody Charles Spano, Kylie Machele Spano, Lauren Elizabeth Spano, Haley Rynn Ringo, Geoffrey Martin Spano, Koy Hunter Spano, Gabriella Spano, Molly Kate Spano, Marcello Spano and Daniella Spano; a great-grandchild, Tatum Faith McClain; his mother, Trinidad Landin Spano of Houston; a sister, Marguerite Spano of Houston; and a sisterin law, Sandra Spano of Wharton; also, numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be given in his memory to First United Methodist Church, 1106 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 or to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.