CUBA, Mo. — Eugene A Spurgeon of Cuba, Mo., was born on Monday, December 16, 1935, at St. James, Mo., to the union of Lowell Spurgeon and Mabel (nee: Duecker) Spurgeon and left from this life on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Rolla. Mo., at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 13 days. Eugene was united in marriage to Ruth E. Steele on June 2, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cuba and to this union six children were born: Donna, Danny, Diane, Darlene, Debbie and David.
Eugene has spent the last 21 years working as a bus driver for the Crawford County RlI School District and the last eight years he drove the special needs children 230 miles a day. Prior to working for the school, Eugene was the owner/operator of a filling station and oil company, Spurgeon Oil Co., and before that he was the owner/operator of ABC Canoe Rental and Camp Ground “On the River” by Steelville, Mo., but it was at the camp ground that Eugene found one of his many talents, Yard Manicuring and he then was able to teach his two assistants exactly how it was to be done.
The most important thing in Eugene’s life was his family, but during his spare time he truly enjoyed fishing, anywhere there was water.
Eugene was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, relative and friend of many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Eugene is preceded in death by: His parents, Lowell and Mabel Spurgeon; one infant son, Danny Eugene Spurgeon; one brother, Granvial Spurgeon and other relatives and friends.
Those who are left to cherish and treasure his memory are: His loving wife, Ruth Spurgeon of the home; four daughters: Donna Perry, Diane Spurgeon, Darlene and husband Ron Nelson, all of Cuba, and Debbie and husband Jason Anderson of Farmington, Mo., two sons, David and wife Wendy Spurgeon of Highlandville, Mo., and Mark and wife Randi Spurgeon of Cuba, Mo., fourteen grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kristopher, Kevin Eugene, Mark, Ronnie Jr., Angie, Ryan, Tyler, Alex, Shelby, Jordan Alexis, Christopher, Cody and Landin, and Emma Grace is on the way.
Visitation Friday, June 1st from 3 – 8 p.m., at Britton. Funeral Home, Cuba. Funeral service 10 a.m., Saturday, June 2nd at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba. Interment at Bowen Cemetery, Redbird, Mo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Eugene’s memory.
The Britton Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Spurgeon Family.