Philip Spurgeon

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Philip Spurgeon

Philip Spurgeon Philip Spurgeon, 77, of Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 3:00 a.m. December 29, 2018 at Comfort House in Pella.
He was born December 8, 1941 in Ottumwa to Ralph and Marie Shartzer Spurgeon. He married Sue McNeley on June 2, 1969.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, Philip had worked for JayQuest, Fawn Engineering and then worked at DICO for 20 years, retiring in 1991.
He was a CB/Ham radio operator and loved trains, collecting lots of train memorabilia. Philip also enjoyed playing XBOX games, latch hook, painting and coloring. He loved his cats, Tigger and Rowdy.
Surviving is his wife, Sue; children, Jeanne Richards of Ottumwa, Lori Shear of Houston, TX, Robert Scott Spurgeon of Fairfield, Trace Spurgeon of Birmingham, IA, Scott Spurgeon and Troy Spurgeon, both of Des Moines, Robby Spurgeon of Newton, Kim Spurgeon-Sparks of Knoxville; twenty-nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; eight foster daughters; a sister, Deb Spurgeon of Iowa City; two brothers, Steve Spurgeon of Temple, TX, Dave Spurgeon of Omaha, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Hailey Spurgeon.
His body has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 31, 2018
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Kim Huston
Jan 02, 2019
My condolences to Robert 'Scott' and the whole family!
Robert Scott Spurgeon
Jan 01, 2019
My you rest in peace dad meet you on the other side love you
Trace Spurgeon
Jan 01, 2019
I wish Robert Scott & I could of had more time to get to know you! But the times we spent together will never be forgotten..I love you dad..& will miss you more than anyone will ever know..
See you on the other side..💖XOXO💖
Lisa Jones
Dec 31, 2018
May you now have rest. I'll never forget that Ozzy concert with you and Robby and how fascinated you were with your cat that had to shower with you. R.I.H.
Bill and Cindy Wall
Dec 31, 2018
Our condolences to Deb Spurgeon and her family!
Lori Shear
Dec 31, 2018
I love you Daddy!! I'm goin miss our talks. I just wished I could of visited you. I will always remember our talks love ya ❤️ RIP