William “Bill” Paul Spurgeon age 95, of Shoals passed away at the Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick on June 4, 2018 at 10:36 PM. He was born October 25, 1922 to Francis Marion and Christina (Butler) Spurgeon in French Lick. He was married to Bonnie Wilcoxen.
Bill lived and worked most of his life in Martin County. He loved his work fixing tractors and was a self-taught welder. He loved to squirrel hunt and fish with his good friend, George Street. He attended Orange County Schools.
Bill is survived by four daughters, Wilma (Andy) Kapcoe of Belleville, Indiana, Naomi Walls of French Lick, Vera Baynes of Fort Wayne, Linda (Cecil) Baker of Loogootee; two sons, Garrett Eugene Spurgeon of Bloomington and Robert Loren Spurgeon of Shoals; one brother Johnny (Mary Alice) Spurgeon of French Lick; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Spurgeon and Rowena Spurgeon. Eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great grandsons also survive.
He is preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Jimmy, Paul and Leo Spurgeon, and one sister, Dolly Tinkle.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will 11:00 AM until service time on Friday.