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Peggy Spradley - Executive Director - Sealy Chamber of Commerce and Sealy Convention and Visitors Bureau from 1990 to 2022

Peggy Lee Hood Spradley
Our Leader, Our Friend
August 3, 1944 – February 15, 2022

Peggy Lee Hood Spradley was an icon in the Sealy and Austin County, Texas communities. Peggy was born and raised in California but became a Texan once she retired from her position as Vice President with Michelin and married the love of her life, Marvin Spradley in 1985. Once married, Peggy and Marvin, headed straight to Texas, where Marvin was born and raised. After moving to Sealy in the late 1980’s Peggy began her Chamber career in 1990 at the Sealy Chamber of Commerce and the Sealy Convention and Visitors Bureau where she served most of the years as the Executive Director of both organizations. Peggy served both for 32 years where she felt most at home.

Peggy had a great passion for history and decided learning the history of Texas was very important for anyone who lived here. Peggy became an encyclopedia on the State of Texas! She used all of her knowledge to help promote Sealy and Austin County through the Convention and Visitors Center as well as the Members of the Sealy Chamber. Peggy was an inspiration to many as well as being a wonderful leader to all.

Peggy was involved in many organizations throughout Sealy, Austin County and Southeast Texas. She was one of the founding board members of the I-10 Community Alliance which is now known as the Central Texas I-10 Community Alliance. She was also one of the founding board members of the Texas Independence Trail Region and an intricate part of creating the nonprofit under the Texas Historical Society where she held several positions on the board serving as President, Past President and Treasurer for many years. The Texas Independence Trail Region created the “Texas Trailblazer Award”, named in honor of Peggy for all the hard work and hours she put in advancing the mission of the region.

Peggy also served on the board of the Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site. She was an intricate part in bringing to life the state-of-the-art museum now serving many families, school children and individuals at the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site.

In addition to the above organizations, she was also involved in The Sealy American Legion Auxiliary where she spent her last years as Vice President, Sealy American Legion Bingo, Austin County Historical Commission, East Texas Tourism Association and was a founding board member of the Bellville Heritage Gathering.

Peggy made her journey to heaven on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. She is survived by her sisters Joann Imperatrice and her husband Dennis and Jane Eubanks and her husband Earl, daughter in Law Barbara McNally and her husband Tom, nieces Deborah Adair, her husband David and daughter Kayla, Kerry Meshkin her husband Brian and her children Trenton Davis and Kennady Jeppesen and husband Dalon, Samantha Imperatrice, Paulette Williams and Lori Walker and nephew Earl Hood, Jr. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Deloris and Gleamon Hood and her brother Earl Hood.

 


A  Celebration of Life honoring our beloved Peggy Spradley was held on
Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 2 pm, at the Sealy American Legion Hall

located at 1630 Meyer Street in Sealy.


In lieu of flowers, it has been requested that Memorial Donations be made to one of the following organizations:
Sealy Chamber of Commerce Building Fund
Sealy American Legion Auxiliary
Sealy American Legion Post #442
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

Please make donations payable to Peggy Spradley Memorial Fund. In memo line, please designate organization you would like the donation to be applied to.

Donation may be mailed to:
Peggy Spradley Memorial Fund
C/O Citizens State Bank
PO Box 600
Sealy, TX 77474

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