Jared R. Spurlock entered this life on July 17, 1980. Born to Jeannine Kay Spurlock & Reginald Fred Spurlock. Jared was an active child, and he walked at 8 months old. Many things interested his mind during his childhood, such as He-Man & She-Ra, G.I. JOES, and Marvel Superheros. As he grew, one of his favorite stories in church was Zacchius. He told this story several times at the podium. Jared was a boy scout, and achieved many honors helping his [pack,troop] reach the top of the list regarding several activities, including sharp shooter. Jared also loved to hunt and fish when he was young. Another thing he enjoyed was spending time with all of his Grandparents. He loved them all as they loved him. Furthermore, he played football during the 1994-1995 school year when he was 14 years old. Jared enjoyed time with his mother as she enhanced his English skills. Something they would do for fun is pick a random word out of a dictionary and try to use that word throughout the day. One of his first jobs was working at his family's store, Spurlocks General Store, and construction with Jeff Freeman. Soon, he started adventures in welding beginning at Ava High School, then vo-tech in Mountain Grove followed by Tulsa Welding School and continuing this challenge with the US Army.
Jared was very free-hearted giving anyone in need all he could. He bought a $1 raffle ticket for an $800 gun at Squires Fire Department and his name was pulled out of the hat with the winning ticket. Jared said something along the lines of: I have a gun, so raffle it again. Another chapter in his life was the MS rides. Jared and his neighbor Earl shared these adventures for 2 years. When he was young, Jared enjoyed family reunions and building tight relationships with several cousins such as Jill, Charlie, Crystal, Sarah, Melissa, Dawnelle, Martin, LeAnne, Robbie, and many others. Jared could also ace his test while at the same time napping in class. Jared's enjoyable life came to a screeching halt while serving in the Army from a traumatic brain injury, which he could never fully recover from, even with large doses of medication.
In his adult life, Jared enjoyed seeing his nieces and nephews, and giving them high-fives. Every time he saw his sister, he asked where the kids were. He loved them very much. Jared liked watching movies, especially scary movies and action movies. He really enjoyed trips to Academy, shopping for various goods such as clothing and shoes. He also loved to drink lots of milk and soda. Jared learned to suck down the flavor of a Camel Wide, better than an old-timer. Jared loved when Eunice cooked his favorite steak and cleaned for him. Jared and Eunice grew very close in their 10 years together.
Jared was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy & Fred Spurlock, and Artilla Stone.
Jared is survived by his father, Reggie Spurlock; his mother, Jeannine Spurlock; his stepmother, Eunice Spurlock;his only grandfather Matt Stone; his sister, Regina Hampton; his brother in law, Michael Hampton; his niece, Joslin Hampton; and his nephews, Aaron, Isaiah, and Zachary Hampton.
Services will be held at Ava Family Funeral Home on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at 10:00 AM for visitation and the funeral will follow at 11:00 AM. The service will be conducted by Pastors Oren Alcorn and Gabe Sharp. Burial will be in Ava Cemetery with military rights being observed.