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Visitation

Gallatin Church of Christ
Tuesday October 12th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Gallatin Church of Christ
Tuesday October 12th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Bernard Louis Spurlock

Bernard Louis Spurlock, age 93 of Gallatin, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Gallatin.

He was born in Cottontown, Tennessee on March 17, 1928 to the late Landon and Gaynelle Spurlock. He is survived by sister Joan Hollins, stepsons Tim Spurlock, Jim Bennett, and grandchildren Drew, Kayla, and Niq.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Lassiter Spurlock, Horace Spurlock, Billy Joe Spurlock, Sisters: Helen Herndon, Evelyn Marie Spurlock, and son: David Spurlock.

At the age of 18, Bernard was in a truck accident that left him blind and a double amputee, which confined him to a wheelchair. An inspiration to others, he was an accomplished musician and songwriter, as well as being a dispatcher at the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department.

He was a long-time resident of Christian Towers of Gallatin, where he entertained often with his musical talent and ability to play multiple instruments. He was an amazing example of a life well lived.

As per Bernard’s wishes, his body was donated to Vanderbilt Hospital for research, after which his body will be cremated.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gallatin Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm with service following and Julius Hovan presiding. Memorial donations are suggested to either Christian Towers of Gallatin or Gallatin Church of Christ.

Anderson Funeral Home has the privilege of caring for the family.
202 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 461-7777


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Guestbook

So sorry for your loss, Mr. Bernard was always so nice, I enjoyed talking to him when I lived there...and I enjoyed his music....

Ann Fleming Oct 13 2021 1:24 PM

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD BLESS,

Tom Bruce Oct 11 2021 8:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Spurlock

Deborah Shrum Oct 10 2021 1:47 PM

An amazing man, glad I was able to know him. Always enjoyed hearing his stories. Rest in peace Mr Bernard Spurlock

Travis Pelletier Oct 10 2021 11:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Spurlock

Ruth and Jo Ann Wright Oct 10 2021 1:04 AM

Worked with Bernard at Sumner County Sheriff's Department. He worked midnight shift. I transferred his logs to permeant records for him. That's where I met him and learned his story.

Wanda Pulliam Oct 10 2021 12:22 AM

Came to the radio station I worked at many times...always a big smile...rip old friend

Pat Julian Oct 9 2021 7:45 PM

Remember him growning up in Gallatin. He was known by many.

Barbara Rippy Smith Oct 9 2021 7:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Spurlock

Peggy Davis Oct 9 2021 3:54 PM

My Father played baseball with Bernard before he had his accident

Linda Brinkley Douglas Oct 9 2021 3:51 PM

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