Robert “Bob” Spragins, an industry salesperson and sales manager for more than 40 years, died on Jan. 22. He was 82.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Spragins served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962, reaching the rank of Specialist Fifth Class, E5. He later credited the army with giving him structure and developing his work ethic.
Spragins began his jewelry career in the accounting office of Stuckey Diamonds, but soon realized that working as a sales rep had more potential than working in an office.
In 1982, Spragins started his own company, Lone Star Diamond, which he ran for 10 years. He later repped many prominent jewelry businesses, as either a salesman or sales manager, including Stuckey Diamonds, Lovebright Diamonds, Dynamic Designs, and Ashi Diamonds.
“His passion in business was selling and developing relationships with his customers,” said a statement from Ashi. “He believed that to be a success you should be honest, fulfill your promises, and maintain good communication with your customers and the companies he represented.
“He was always eager to share his knowledge with others, but he was always seeking more knowledge of the industry for himself. He developed many friendships within the industry, and he treasured each one.”
Bob Spragins is survived by Linda, his wife of 42 years; four children; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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