Forest Lynn Spurgeon age 84 a resident of Darlynn Rd. Philippi passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 3, 1933 in Moatsville, WV a son of the late Alfred Stillman and Louella Ray (Bolyard) Spurgeon. He was united in marriage June 3, 1962 to Wilma (Hymes) Spurgeon who survives. Also surviving-
One daughter, Karen Mercer and husband Philip of Philippi
Three grandchildren, William Lynn Hess and wife Sarah Elizabeth of Hawaii; Sarah Elizabeth Sphon and husband, Clyde of Fairmont and Adam Mercer of Philippi, WV
Five great-grandchildren, Briella Lynn Sphon, Alanah Elizabeth Sphon, William Stewart “Liam” Hess, Amelia Simone Hess and Shayla George.
Mr. Spurgeon was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Pauline Hershman and Wilma Coffman; and one granddaughter, Phoebe Mercer.
He served in the U.S. Army retiring as a Master Sergeant; he retired from the WVDOH as a truck driver and was an avid farmer.
He was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Tuesday, June 27th from 4-8 pm and on Wednesday, June 28th from 8am-1pm the service hour with Rev. Dr. Robert Sisler officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded.