Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Jack Lewis Spurlock (1901-1966)

"Jack Spurlock Dies At His Home

Jack Lewis Spurlock, 65 of Bend died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at his residence, following an extended illness.

A livestock farmer, he was born July 27, 1901, at Richland Springs, the son of Charlie Spurlock and Emma Hendricks Spurlock. He first married Jessie Munsell June 26, 1924. She died in April 1959. On April 23, 1961, he married Mrs. Mildred Underwood here in San Saba.

Spurlock, who owned land in the Richland Springs area, was an Area 14 supervisor for the San Saba-Brady Soil and Water Conservation District for about seven years. He also was a breeder of thoroughbred race horses for a number of years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He also was a member of the San Saba County Historical Society and worked toward establishing the museum here.

Survivors include his wife of Bend; a son, Billie Ray Spurlock of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Bennett Hefte of Robstown; a step-son, B. F. Underwood of Austin; six grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Spurlock of California and J. B. Spurlock of Richland Springs; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Rhodes of Lubbock; a half-brother, C. W. Spurlock of Seagraves; a half-sister, Mrs. Brooksie Mae Nystel of Lubbock; two step-brothers, Monte B. Turley of Grandfalls and Marlin Turley of Arizona; a step-sister, Miss Ailene Turley of Lubbock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Baptist Church at Richland Springs, conducted by the Rev. George Wilson, assisted by Dick Felts.

Under the direction of Howell-Dorsa Funeral Home, burial was in Richland Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Kenneth Kuykendall, Hugh Miller, Lamar Morris, Bobby Spurlock and Arnold Maeker."

[Source: "Jack Spurlock Dies At His Home," The San Saba News & Star, 25 August 1966, p. 2, col. 3; digital images, NewspaperARCHIVE ( : accessed 7 Jan 2012).]

© 2012 Denise Spurlock


  1. Great obituary. I only wish every one was like this!

  2. Martine, Part of the joy of having ancestors in locations that are sparsely populated is sometimes you find these great obits. I have ancestors in other locations that didn't even rate a mention, let alone a full-blown obituary!