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Virgil Newton Spurlock

February 16, 1929 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 93)


Virgil Newton Spurlock, 93, of Colfax, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born February 16, 1929, in Sharpsburg, to the late John Hinton Spurlock and Lora Caudill Spurlock.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Lenville Spurlock and Vernon Dee Spurlock; and three sisters, Dorothy Spurlock, Audrey Spurlock, and Marjorie Spurlock Harmon.

Virgil and his first wife of 34 years, Louvena Kissick Spurlock, lived in Franklin, Ohio.  After her passing, Virgil married Wanda Fultz Hawkins Spurlock, his wife of 37 years, and they resided in Hillsboro, where they spent the remainder of their lives. 

Virgil is survived by five daughters, Nancy Louise Wagner of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kathy Worrell (Mike) and Brenda Crout (Nelson), all of Franklin, Ohio, Vernitta Payne (David) of Conroe, Texas, and Becky Dailey (Scotty) of Colfax; two sons, Gary Wayne Spurlock (Angie) of Morehead and Ronnie Spurlock (Nancy) of Franklin, Ohio; and two step sons, Randy Hawkins (Rhonda) and Jamie Hawkins (Denise), all of Grange City; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren and 29 step great grandchildren. 

Other survivors include one brother, Kenneth “Chester” Spurlock of Goshen, Indiana; two sisters, Barbara Flora (Bobby) and Olive Fultz (Henry), all of Colfax, as well as nieces and nephews, extended family, including his church family, and many friends.

Virgil was a lifelong worker and learner.  He dedicated 32 years of employment to Magellan Aerospace in Middletown, Ohio, where he painted aircraft and space shuttle equipment, including the heat shields for the Apollo and Gemini spacecrafts.  After retiring in 1984, he spent much of his time repairing, painting, building, and inventing things for others. 

Virgil was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a dedicated member of the Sharkey Baptist Church.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and a beloved brother who was loved by all who knew him. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Sharkey Baptist Church with Pastor Harley Sexton, Jr., and Bro. Ralph Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Gary Spurlock, Ronnie Spurlock, Randy Hawkins, Jamie Hawkins, Scotty Dailey, Mike Worrell, Nelson Crout, and David Payne.  Honorary pallbearers will include his brother, brothers-in-law, and grandsons.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Monday, April 11, 2022, at Hutton Funeral Home, 7634 Hillsboro Road, Hillsboro, KY  41049.

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Funeral Service


April 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hutton Funeral Home
7634 Hillsboro Road
Hillsboro, KY 41049

Funeral Service
April 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Sharkey Baptist Church
2555 Sharkey Road
Morehead, KY 40351

April 12, 2022

Fairview Cemetery, Grange City, Hillsboro, Kentucky

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