|November 12, 1943 - May 9, 2015
William Asa Spurlock was born on November 12, 1943, in the
Arkansas State Forestry district headquarter house in Hardy, Arkansas.
He died in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 9, 2015. William was named
for both his grandfathers and his middle name from his father.
William loved God and served for 19 years as an Elder of the
Bentonville Church of Christ. He also served as a minister of Member
Care for the Bentonville Church of Christ since 2006.
William loved people but first and foremost was his wife Barbara. He
and Barbara were first introduced in May of 1970 and were married on
October 17, 1970 in Salina, Kansas. Barbara served alongside
William as the two served others in the church and the community.
William enjoyed fishing, golfing, Razorback Football and Basketball
and hummingbirds. William graduated from Hardy High School in
1961 and then graduated from Arkansas State College (now University)
in 1965 with a degree in Business Administration majoring in
Accounting. William’s first position was with the John A. Cooper
Company (now Cooper Communities) and moved to Bentonville from
the Hardy area in 1967 when the corporate headquarters moved to Bella
Vista. William served as Assistant Treasurer during his time there.
William also worked for 7 years for Phillips Food Centers/Food 4 Less
as Senior Vice President/Finance. William took a break from
accounting in 1983 and he and Barbara bought the Razorback Roller
Rink in Rogers where he served as manager/owner being known as
“Bill” to those that skated. Upon selling the rink in 1989 William
became the Comptroller of the City of Bentonville working there until
1993 when he was hired as the Director of Finance for the Bentonville
Public Schools where he worked until he retired at the end of 2005.
William worked part-time for the Bentonville Church of Christ as the
Minister of Member Care.
William is preceded in death by his father and mother; Asa and Eva
“Nicks” Spurlock. His brother Keith died in 2000. William is
survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; his daughter and son-in-law
Beth Ann and Jon Pesnell of Bentonville, AR, his son and daughter-in-
law Scot Alan and Diana Spurlock of Bentonville; and four grandsons
Peyton Pesnell, Sam Norman, Landon Norman, and Eli Snoxhill. Also,
he is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and C. W.
Ramsey of Weiner, AR. as well as a sister-in-law, Shirley Spurlock of
In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to: Allen Sandlin Scholarship
Fund, Bentonville Church of Christ, 904 N. Walton Blvd, Bentonville,
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the
Bentonville Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be at 10:00AM, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the
Bentonville Church of Christ with Minister Tim Rine and Minister
Walton Hook officiating. Burial will be in the Bentonville Cemetery.
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