Denton O. Spruill

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016

COMO, NC – Denton Oscar Spruill, age 85, died on February 14, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Spruill was born in Como, NC on March 17, 1930, a son of the late Leslie Earl and Nona Whitley Spruill. Oscar was a lifelong member of Buckhorn Baptist Church in Como, where over the years he had served in numerous capacities, including Superintendent of Sunday school, Deacon, and R. A. leader. He was also a member of the Como Ruritan Club and served as a board member for Hertford County Farm Bureau. He retired from doing what he loved, farming.

Besides his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley F. Spruill; a brother, Leslie Earl Spruill, Jr.; a sister, Nancy Carol Spruill, and a step son, Stephen F. Byrum.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Linda O. Spruill of the home; a son, Dennis Oscar Spruill and wife, Katrine of Como, NC; a step daughter, Lynn L. Fields and spouse, Deborah of Murfreesboro, NC; a step son, Michael W. Fields and wife, Carrie of Carter, OK; two sisters, Maxine S. Sumner of Ahoskie, NC, and Jean S. Carter and husband, Walter of Norfolk, VA; and a brother, Jerry Spruill of Conway, NC. Also surviving is a grandson, Denton T. Spruill of Como, NC; a granddaughter, Shirley Lee Spruill Rountree and husband, Eric of Como, NC; three step grandsons, Christopher M. Howell and wife, Alicia of Cordell, OK, Jacob Fields of Carter, OK, and Coleton Byrum of Murfreesboro; a step granddaughter, Trista L. Kelley of Sayre, OK; and his beloved companion, Mandy.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, NC, with Rev. Sean Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Como Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 117, Como, NC, 27818.

Garrett Sykes Memorial Chapel Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements for the Spruill family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting