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George Baxter Spurlock

November 3, 1943 - May 25, 2018

George Baxter Spurlock passed peacefully into the next life on Friday, May 25, 2018, due to complications from a worn out and much used heart failing after successfully beating cancer THREE times.

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

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George Baxter Spurlock passed peacefully into the next life on Friday, May 25, 2018, due to complications from a worn out and much used heart failing after successfully beating cancer THREE times.

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

 

A Celebration of His Life: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Biggers Funeral Chapel.

 

Interment: 12:30 p.m Wednesday, in Rock Church Cemetery, Tolar, Texas.

 

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Biggers Funeral Home.

 

Memorials: In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Hospice of Texas, at their website,  www.chot.org.

 

George was born November 3, 1943 in Granbury to D.B. and Roxy Spurlock (nee’ Eberhart). The family moved to White Settlement in 1944 where his father supported the war effort by building B24 Liberator bombers at the Convair plant, while his grandfather worked constructing many of the early homes in town.
After attending Brewer High School George enlisted in the United States Air Force and was proud to be based at Andersen Air Base in Guam where the first squadrons of B52 bombers took off for missions over Vietnam. He recalled not being able to sleep all night after the first bombs were loaded until he saw the initial wave of planes take off that morning. Later in his career he was wounded when a bullet passed within a 1/8th of an inch of his heart, upon recovery he was shipped stateside and subsequently discharged, after which he returned home to Texas.

 

Upon his return to the Fort Worth area he started a family and joined the Fort Worth Police Department graduating the academy just three months before the birth of his first child in 1966.
After leaving the FWPD he hired on at Frito Lay and spent his career in sales retiring after working his way up the ranks to upper management. Once retired George spent time pursuing his love of traveling with his wife Jannette and cooking and grilling for family get togethers. He had a lifetime love of White Settlement, Fort Worth, TCU, The Dallas Cowboys and The Texas Rangers.

 

He was preceded in death by two beautiful daughters, Stephanie Winona Spurlock and Georgia Beth Spurlock.

 

He is survived by his best friend and wife of nearly 40 years, Jannette Spurlock; as well as his children, The Honorable Evelyn J. Spurlock, City Council Member City of White Settlement and her wife, Jamie Hayslip, Wendy Berecki (nee’ Vorholt) and her husband, Dave and son, John Wywias; aunt, Nora Porter; sister- in- law, Susan Longley; daughter by adoption of the heart, Andrea Holguin and her husband, Ralph; son by adoption of the heart, David Glen and his wife, Patti; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” General George S. Patton, Jr.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Biggers Funeral Home

Address:

6100 Azle Ave.
Lake Worth, Texas 76135

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Biggers Funeral Chapel

Address:

6100 Azle Ave.
Lake Worth, Texas 76135

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm

Rock Church Cemetery

Address:

Tolar, Texas

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