John Wiley Spurlock, 67, of Bellmead, passed away, Friday, July 21, 2006, in Brownwood Texas. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Bellmead First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Frank Brown officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery located in Corsicana. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Bellmead Funeral Home.
John was born March 31, 1939, in Corsicana to John Bird and Alsie (Starnes) Spurlock. He graduated from LaVega High School in 1957. John served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1978. After retiring from the Navy, John worked as an electronics technician. He was self employed for a time and also worked for GTE, Verizon and Cingular. He was a member of the Bellmead First Baptist Church where he served his church lovingly and faithfully as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Director, and also was always available to help anyone in need. He aspired for the Bellmead First Baptist Church to be the Lighthouse to lead the lost to Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Bird Spurlock and his mother, Alsie Elizabeth (Starnes) Spurlock.
Survivors include his sons, Johnny Spurlock, Joey Spurlock and James Spurlock; sisters, Emily Johnson and husband, Laney of Longview, Martha Detterman and husband, Joe of McKinney; granddaughter, Kaleigh;special friend, Pat Jackson; aunt, Mrs. Lenore Jones of The Woodlands; uncle, Willie Starnes of Waco; special nephews;host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be deacons of Bellmead First Baptist Church
March 31, 1939 - July 21, 2006
Published by Waco Tribune-Herald from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2006.
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We will miss John at our yearly reunions of the class of 1957 at Corsicana High School. John always brought his wit, fun loving ideas, and his big cowboy hat to our meetings each year. He will be missed.
Nedom C. Muns
July 25, 2006
We are going to miss seeing you and having our yearly visit at the CHS reunions.
I can remember all the fun we had as kids growing up together and in the Lord at Memorial Baptist Church.
July 24, 2006
We are all sadden at the death of John. He was in our class from Corsicana High School and he always enjoyed the reunion each year and we loved seeing him. He will be missed.
Ann Call Griffin
Class of '57
July 23, 2006
Marty and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend. I was just speechless to read about your brother. Take care dear friend.
July 23, 2006
My sincere condolences to the family.
John loved the Lord and worked hard at Bellmead First Baptist Church and for the Lord's work.