Samuel Spurgeon



Samuel Ray “Sonny” Spurgeon, 94, Belle, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

He was born July 11, 1927, to the late Samuel Ray and Jewel (Terrill) Spurgeon in St. James.

He was united in marriage to Nora June Meurer July 2, 1955, in Bland.

Sonny was a 1945 graduate of St. James High School and served his country in the U. S. Army. He worked as a farmer.

Sonny was a member of Highgate Baptist Church, the Belle V.F.W. and the Belle Masonic Lodge #373.

He was preceded in death by wife of 64 years, Nora; parents, Samuel and Jewel; infant daughter, Vanessa June Spurgeon; and sisters, Melba Koenig and Hazel Ballman.

Sonny is survived by son, Dennis Spurgeon and wife Donna; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Frank Meurer.

Funeral Services were held June 4, at the Highgate Baptist Church with Doug Williams officiating. Interment was in the Highgate Cemetery.

Memorial contributions suggested to the Highgate Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle.