Samuel “Sonny” Ray Spurgeon

    Samuel Ray “Sonny” Spurgeon of Belle, Missouri was born July 11, 1927 in St. James, Missouri to Samuel Ray and Jewel (Terrill) Spurgeon and passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

    On July 2, 1955 he married Nora June Meurer at the preacher’s house in Bland, Missouri.
    Sonny was a 1945 graduate of St. James High School and following school, proudly served his country in the United States Army. Sonny served a year in Germany and then returned home to do what he loved. Working the land.  He and his father worked together and Sonny continued to work until recently when his health got bad.
    Sonny was a longtime member of Highgate Baptist church and was baptized there on May 9, 1954. He was an active member of the Belle V.F.W. and of the Belle Masonic Lodge #373 where he served as master in 1984.
    Sonny liked to stay active and enjoyed going to the Senior Center in Owensville, Missouri to play pinochle on Wednesdays and Fridays and would play Wahoo every Saturday with his family and friends. He liked watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball and Wheel of Fortune which he seldom missed.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora on August 1, 2019; infant daughter, Vanessa June Spurgeon; and two sisters, Melba (Spurgeon) Koenig and Hazel (Spurgeon) Ballman.  
    He is survived by one son, Dennis Spurgeon and wife Donna; two grandchildren, Dustin Spurgeon and wife Dani and Dean Spurgeon; five great grandchildren, Isaiah, Michael, Gabriel, Kiara Beck, and Sadie Jo; one brother-in-law, Frank Meurer; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Highgate Baptist Church with Doug Williams officiating.
    Interment followed in the Highgate Cemetery.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle, Missouri.