Neal Allen Spurling, 57


Neal Allen Spurling, 57, of Jerseyville, formerly of Brighton, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Edinburg Regional Hospital in Texas.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton. 

Mr. Spurling was born Sept. 4, 1963, in Jacksonville, to David C. and Norma June (Witwer) Spurling. He married Lori Lawson on Sept. 17, 1983, in Jacksonville, and she survives.

He worked at Intren, Inc. before retiring in 2017. He was an avid St. Louis Blues fan, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

Previous illnesses had pushed him into early retirement, so he and his wife started traveling. They spent the last two seasons as winter Texans, where they made new lifelong friends. 

He stayed busy by helping others fix things, organizing and collecting tools, and caring for their three dogs. Many of his friends will say he was always the first in line when someone needed help.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Ken (Jennifer) Spurling of Pewee Valley, KY, Sarah (Andrew) Fleming of Litchfield, Michael Spurling (Sarah Eggemeyer) of Walsh and Bradley Spurling of Jerseyville; six grandchildren, Luke and Delia Fleming, Brooke Eggemeyer, Nathan Brown, Natalie Bowman and Logan Spurling; and three siblings, Dianna Lynn DeOrnellas, Ginger (Dall) Thomas and Sandy Spurling.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Freesemeyer and a brother, David E. Spurling.

Memorials may be made to Southwestern Piasa Bird Band.

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