David Miller Spurlock, age 94, of Birmingham, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.
Mr. Spurlock was born on April 14, 1926, in Alabama City, Etowah County, to the late Tommie Bell Hawkins Spurlock and John C. Spurlock.
He is survived by his son David W. Spurlock; his son Stanley R. Spurlock and daughter-in-law Ann C. Spurlock; his grandson Kurt M. Spurlock (Jenny Evans), and great-grandsons Arthur O. Spurlock and Leo C. Spurlock; his grandson Chad M. Spurlock; his grandson Wade M. Spurlock; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Inez G. Spurlock (who passed away on May 26 of this year); his sisters Elsie S. Rice, Mary S. Baker, and Kathryn Ann Spurlock (who passed away on April 16 of this year); and his brothers John C. Spurlock, Jr., Jack L. Spurlock, and Joe T. Spurlock.
Mr. Spurlock grew up in Attalla, Alabama. He was a graduate of Etowah High School (1943) and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) (B.S. 1948), where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II (c. 1944-45). Over the course of his career, he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, Richard Kelley Chevrolet, and Serra Chevrolet.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurlock, who was a schoolteacher herself, both came from families that strongly valued learning and that have included, in more than one generation and by marriage as well as by birth, a good many teachers, at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. As parents, they always provided for their sons’ education and supported them in their professional opportunities.
On behalf of Mr. Spurlock, his family wishes to recognize and thank the nurses, therapists, caregivers, social workers, and staff of FirstLight Home Care; ComfortCare Home Health; ExpectCare Hospice Care; and North Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, for all their assistance during his last months. And most of all, we are grateful forever to our Mother, who was Daddy’s first, longest, and most dutiful and constant, caregiver.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, 1591 Gadsden Highway, preceded by visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Please be advised that face masks are to be worn inside the Funeral Home and at graveside.