Funeral services set for soldier who drowned in area lake
Game wardens found a body Tuesday in the search for a Fort Hood soldier who’s been missing since Jan. 21 when after the canoes from which he and two friends were fishing capsized on Lake Belton.
One man was able to swim to shore, but Fort Hood soldiers Scott Weinhold and Kelton Sphaler were missing and feared drowned.
Sphaler’s body was recovered on Jan. 22.
Authorities said the body found Tuesday was Weinhold's.
Members of the Morgan's Point dive team recovered the body.
Services for Weinhold will be Saturday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m. at the Moody-Leon Methodist Church in Moody.
Weinhold, 24, was married and had been assigned to Fort Hood since March, his mother, Jennifer Florin, said earlier.
Sphaler, 25, of Cross City, Fla., joined the Army in December 2013 and was assigned to Fort Hood’s 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, at the time of his death.
He deployed to Bahrain from September 2015 to June 2016.