John Wesley Spurgeon


John Wesley Spurgeon, 83, of Freetown passed away, Thursday, May 4, 2017, at his home.

Born March 19, 1934, he was the son of Earl and Nellie Wheeler Spurgeon, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 12, 1955, at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, he married Maxine Jackson, who survives in Freetown.

He was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman. He also was a retired farmer and member of the Indiana National Guard, Spurs and Wheels Saddle Club and the Jackson County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service board. From 1970 to 1993, he was a member of the Jackson County Fair Board, serving on the buildings, grounds and swine committees.

Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Jo (Rick) Brown of Freetown; a brother, Ralph (Vivian) Spurgeon of Brownstown; four grandchildren, Crystal Dawn (Bryan) Mager of Freetown, Heather L. (Kyle) Williams of Brownstown, Jonathon Tabor of Brownstown and Morgan Tabor of Freetown; and six great-grandchildren, Cody David Williams, Kaitlyn Grace Williams, Victoria Marie Gomez, Isabella Renae Gomez, Kendal Faye Mager and Nora Grace Mager.

Besides his parents, he also was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Tabor, and a sister, Lorraine Browning.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown with Kevin Stiles officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Brownstown United Methodist Church.

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