Linden Lee 'Red' Spurling

Posted 8/10/21

Linden Lee 'Red' Spurling

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Linden Lee 'Red' Spurling


CLINTON — Linden Lee “Red” Spurling, 85, of Clinton, passed away at 7:27 p.m. on August 9, 2021, at his family home in Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, KenneyL. Visitation will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Linden “Red” Spurling memorial fund

Red was born on March 7, 1936 in Monticello, Ill., the son of Leonard and Mary (Milligan) Spurling. He married Barbara Byrne on December 2, 1961, in Wapella. She passed away on August 4, 2013.

Red and Barb were blessed with a blended family of his, hers and their children, Sheila (Marvin) Long, Richard Spurling, Amber Spurling, and Allora (Keiron) Sneed, all of Clinton, Chris (Claire) Spurling, of Gilbert, Ariz., who is a grandson loved and raised as their own, Kimberly (Mark) Creed, of Paige, Texas, and David (Karen) Hupp of Olathe, Kan.  He had 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  He was especially close to Andrea Pister, Nadya and Karina Atkins, Kena Spurling and Logan and Kiersten Klein.  He spent many hours rocking, walking, swinging, nicknaming and making funny rhymes with them all.

Besides his wife, Red was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard Milligan and Terry Spurling, Larry Spurling, sisters, Shirley and Rosemary Spurling and a son, Allan Woodard.

He was a retired welder.  In his younger days, he loved to camp, fish and play the guitar, but his biggest love was his family.

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