Robert Richard Spurgeon
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GOLDEN – Services for Robert Richard Spurgeon, 71, of Golden, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Golden, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba, with Bro. Louis Strehlow, officiating.
Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Cemetery, Golden.
Mr. Spurgeon passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, in a Tyler hospice facility.
He was born on Tuesday, September 28, 1948, in Gainesville to the late James and Louella Belle McBroom Spurgeon. He married Carol Janene Davis in Houston on November 21, 1972. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Viet Nam War. Robert had lived in Golden for 36 years, and was an electrician in the petroleum industry. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janene Spurgeon of Golden; daughters, Kimberly Turner of Lindale, Lori and husband Tim Alexander of Tyler, and Patricia and husband Troy Henry of Tyler; brother, John and wife Gina Spurgeon of Whitesboro; sisters, Sonja Vaughn of Mineola, Sharon Dettling of Cleveland, and Sue Dedek of Marietta, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Madison, Cody, Micah, Reed, Mia, Austin, Gabi, Christian, and Carson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Spurgeon, and nephew Aaron Spurgeon.
Pallbearers will be Tim Alexander, Troy Henry, Micah Alexander, Reed Alexander, Austin Alexander, Billy Spurgeon, Joel Vaughn, and Caleb Davis.
Honorary pallbearers are Christian Henry, Carson Henry, John Spurgeon, Ross Davis, David Aday, and Tony Weakley.
Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots, www.toysfortots.org or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701