R.L.'s family is requesting those in attendance to please wear a mask to both the visitation and funeral.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Hampton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.
Raymond "R.L." Lionel Spurgeon Jr., 69, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home in Hampton. He was born May 19, 1951, in Carthage, Missouri, to Raymond Lionel Spurgeon Sr. and Dorothy Ann Feather.
R.L. attended Carthage High School. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Ellen Woltjer on August 5, 1970, in Carthage, Missouri. R.L. retired from Burns and McDonnell and also worked for Seabees for 25 years. He was a reserve Hampton police officer and a volunteer firefighter for the Hampton Fire Department.
R.L. never met a stranger; he could talk to anyone and was kind to everyone. He told the best jokes and was the biggest Kansas City Chiefs fan. R.L. loved singing with his brother, David; he filled the room with love when he sang. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and playing cards with family and friends. R.L. loved spending time with his family and traveling with the love of his life, his wife, Gwen.
R.L. is survived by his wife Gwen Spurgeon of Hampton; daughters Deana (Marcos) Hernandez of Eagle Pass, Texas, Jennifer Spurgeon of Hampton and Sarah (Clay) Miller of Hampton; sister Charlotte Buerge of Carthage, Missouri; brother David (Phyllis) Spurgeon of Hampton; grandchildren Elliott Spurgeon of Ames, Ethan Spurgeon of Iowa Falls, Jennerae Spurgeon of Hampton, Jessilyn Spurgeon of Hampton, Jace Spurgeon of Hampton, Ariana Hernandez of Eagle Pass, Texas, Conner Miller of Hampton and Savery Miller of Hampton; great grandsons Beckham Spurgeon of Cedar Rapids and Atikus Raymond Lionel George of Hampton; along with many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father- and mother-in-law, grandson Jace Spurgeon and nephew Steven Buerge.
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Sorry to hear about RL, he sure was a fun and wonderful guy! I’m sure you all have some great memories of him. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gordy and Vicki Naber
Gwen and family, you are in my thoughts and and prayers and may you feel Gods loving arms give you strength. 🤗🙏🙏🙏
We are so sorry to see this. R.L. was a kind and funny soul. Prayers
Hampton, Iowa 50441
Hampton, Iowa 50441
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