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Duke Leroy Spurgeon

Duke Leroy Spurgeon of Wyandotte, OK passed from this life Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home. He was 64.

Duke was born October 20, 1956 in Vinita, OK to Orville and Virginia (Hopper) Spurgeon. He had lived in the Ottawa County area since 1995. Duke served in the U.S. Army. He received his Master’s Degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS and was and was a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for House of Hope in Grove, OK. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Commerce, OK and American Legion Post 195 of Jay, OK.

He was preceded in death by 1 son, Eric Spurgeon, his father, Orville Spurgeon and 1 brother, Sheldon Spurgeon.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jeremiah ”Bo” Spurgeon and wife Summer of Car Junction, MO and Tyler Spurgeon of Valley City, ND, 1 daughter, Kari Striplin-New and husband Charles of Miami, OK, 1 sister, Sheila Gower of Miami, OK and 5 grandchildren, Taylor Cowan Spurgeon, Aria Spurgeon, MaKayla Thompson, Lili Spurgeon and Khloe New.

Celebration of Life Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday September 17, 2021 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Rev. Danny Showen will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by Grove Veterans Ritual Team. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences maybe made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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