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In Loving Memory

Ed Spruell

September 16, 1927 – June 14, 2020

Ed Spruell passed away on June 14, 2020. A native of Bell County, Texas, he was born on the mountain, the youngest of 4 siblings. He served with distinction as an Aerial Engineer in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1949 through the end of WWII. He received his Bachelors of Science in 1952 with an Agricultural Engineering Degree from Texas A&I at Kingsville (now part of Texas A&M) where he met the love of his life, Fannie Lou Brown, younger sister of his roommate, Lewis Brown. He worked as an agricultural and industrial tractor store manager and salesman across the country from California to Georgia and back for over 35 years before retiring to tend his own garden in Friendswood and patronize the Alvin Opry country music scene.

Ed was a stalwart servant of the Lord beloved for his quick wit, green thumb, sturdy craftsmanship, and authentic love of all things cowboy.

He is survived by Lou Spruell, his loving wife of 68 years; his children, Susan Spruell Miller and Steven Spruell; his grandchildren, Jonathan Miller, Sarah Spruell, Bryan Spruell, and Amanda Spruell; as well as his son in law David Miller.

The family will announce his service privately.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Ed's name to Samaritan's Purse at

www.samaritanspurse.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Spruell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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7 thoughts on “Ed Spruell”

  1. Deborah M. Jones

    Lynda and I are truly sorry for your loss. Ed was well loved and so are you all. You all are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.
    We did enjoy Christmas Eve dinners with the family that we have been apart of for many years.
    Love to you all,
    Lynda and Debbie

  2. Billy Gayle and Mary Wilson

    Aunt Lou, Susan, Steven,
    O, how mother loved her little brother! She talked about him a lot. I am so sorry that we did not get them together more often. What a great day June 14, 2020 was as Uncle Ed got to hear the Lord say, face-to-face, "Well done, good and faithful servant, … enter into the joy of your Master." ( Mt 25:23)
    One of the things I most remember about Uncle Ed was how he laughed and how often he laughed. He was a joy to be around – regrets that we could not do it more often.
    God bless you all with many good memories of a husband and father that lived a long and godly life and of a good God that called him home at just the right time.
    Thinking of and praying for each of you in this time. Much love,
    Bill and Mary Wilson

  3. Karen Sue Weiss

    Aunt Lou and family,
    I love the picture you used on this page of Uncle Ed. That's exactly how I remember him! Larger than life, with a smile on his face, and always happy and jovial. We are so sorry for your loss, but because of Jesus, we know we will see him again! May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time, and may your good memories hold you up in times of sorrow. What a life he had — and what a loving family you all are! Love to all,
    Karen Sue (Tucker) and Charles Weiss

  4. Lee Bailey and Suzanne Wilson

    Uncle Ed Spruell was the Big Brother that I never had. Our super relationship started when I was an infant and continued until the day he went home to be with the Lord. He was born on the mountain in Brookhaven, Texas and was the only son of Spears and Amanda Spruell. His father was the village blacksmith and was the smartest, uneducated man I ever knew. He could build a wagon wheel from scratch and put new shoes on the horses and mules used by the farmers in the village. Ed was a carbon copy of his father in that he could fix anything even though he had never seen it before. The place of his birth was taken over by an Army Installation called Fort Hood in the early 50's and the homes and businesses slowly disappeared over time. In the late 1980's I had the pleasure of escorting my Mother, Ed's oldest sister and Ed back to see the remains of the once proud village of Brookhaven and I was absolutely fascinated hearing them point out to me where old friends lived, where the only grocery store was and the old Gin as well as my Grandfather's Blacksmith shop and many other places. It was a simple step back in time but to me it was one of life's greatest pleasures. Uncle Ed and Aunt Lou were very precious to me and I could go on for hours talking about the two of them. In the interest of time and space I will simply stop and say How very Proud I was of this fine man and Aunt Lou I want you and the rest of the family to know that I will miss Uncle Ed so much and I am so proud to have walked in his shadow. May God Bless you all.

  5. Dee (Wilson) Womack

    My Uncle Ed was always so good to me and always made me feel special. We didn't get to see him a lot, but when we did, he always had so much to tell us about our family and the Spruell history, as well as memories he had of my mother (his sister), Ruby Lee. I know my mother always loved her "little brother" and was so very proud of him. Aunt Lou, Susan, and Stephen, and all the family — my love to you all, and I wish I could come and see you in person. Adelia Ann (Dee) Wilson Womack

  6. My deepest condolences to the entire family !! Mr Ed would always make me laugh , what a funny guy he was I totally enjoyed working with the family !! May God watch over his loving wife

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