In loving memory of

Raymond "R.L." Lionel Spurgeon Jr.
May 19, 1951 - August 4, 2020

R.L.'s family is requesting those in attendance to please wear a mask to both the visitation and funeral.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Hampton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.

Raymond "R.L." Lionel Spurgeon Jr., 69, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home in Hampton. He was born May 19, 1951, in Carthage, Missouri, to Raymond Lionel Spurgeon Sr. and Dorothy Ann Feather.

R.L. attended Carthage High School. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Ellen Woltjer on August 5, 1970, in Carthage, Missouri. R.L. retired from Burns and McDonnell and also worked for Seabees for 25 years. He was a reserve Hampton police officer and a volunteer firefighter for the Hampton Fire Department.

R.L. never met a stranger; he could talk to anyone and was kind to everyone. He told the best jokes and was the biggest Kansas City Chiefs fan. R.L. loved singing with his brother, David; he filled the room with love when he sang. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and playing cards with family and friends. R.L. loved spending time with his family and traveling with the love of his life, his wife, Gwen.

R.L. is survived by his wife Gwen Spurgeon of Hampton; daughters Deana (Marcos) Hernandez of Eagle Pass, Texas, Jennifer Spurgeon of Hampton and Sarah (Clay) Miller of Hampton; sister Charlotte Buerge of Carthage, Missouri; brother David (Phyllis) Spurgeon of Hampton; grandchildren Elliott Spurgeon of Ames, Ethan Spurgeon of Iowa Falls, Jennerae Spurgeon of Hampton, Jessilyn Spurgeon of Hampton, Jace Spurgeon of Hampton, Ariana Hernandez of Eagle Pass, Texas, Conner Miller of Hampton and Savery Miller of Hampton; great grandsons Beckham Spurgeon of Cedar Rapids and Atikus Raymond Lionel George of Hampton; along with many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father- and mother-in-law, grandson Jace Spurgeon and nephew Steven Buerge.


Vicki Naber wrote on Aug 9, 2020:

"Sorry to hear about RL, he sure was a fun and wonderful guy! I?m sure you all have some great memories of him. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gordy and Vicki Naber"

Debra Fox Brass wrote on Aug 8, 2020:

"Gwen and family, you are in my thoughts and and prayers and may you feel Gods loving arms give you strength. ????"

AJ and Lisa wrote on Aug 8, 2020:

"We are so sorry to see this. R.L. was a kind and funny soul. Prayers"

Bill Wilkinson wrote on Aug 6, 2020:

"R L rest in peace, remember him from the fire dept, and worked with him at at Seabee, Gwen you are in our prayers"

Carla Oleson wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"Our prayers to the family. Mike and Carla Oleson"

Vicki miller wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"Our prayers to the family?of RL . Rest In Peace . Arlyn Vick miller "

Mike "Arnie" Arndorfer wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"I worked with R.L. for many years at the Seabee Foundry. What a great guy! He always had a smile on his face and never seemed to have a bad day. ALWAYS enjoyed listening to him sing "House of the Rising Sun" at the Seabee Christmas parties. What a great voice he had! He touched the lives of many people and will be FOREVER missed!"

Steve McKenna wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"I was fortunate to meet and work with RL and Gwen in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007. I have attached a picture of RL from 2012 when he was in the Kansas City office. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gwen and family. You will be missed my dear friend. "

Jeff McCord wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"My wife and I first met RL on a project in Clear Lake back in 2003. We worked on several projects together since that time. A better friend could not be found anywhere, he would do anything to help if someone needed it. Our thoughts go out to Gwen and the family during this difficult time. Go rest high on that mountain!! "

Don and Jan Gray wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"Everyone liked RL. It wasn't the greatest of place to see him but enjoyed our chats with him and Gwen at the cancer center in Mason City. You are all in our thoughts and prayers."

Ed and Laura wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"What a great guy! "

Toni Wilkinson wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"I knew RL long ago when we both worked st Seabee. He was a good guy. My sympathies to his family and friends. "

Todd Speedy wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"God bless old friend"