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Denton Oscar Spruill

March 17, 1930 - February 14, 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 Murfreessboro, 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.



Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel

314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


Buckhorn Baptist Church

1243 US Highway 258 N
Como, NC 27818

Rev. Sean Gallagher will be officiating the service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery

Como, NC 27818

Following the service at the church.

Donation Information

Como Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 117
Como, NC 27818

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