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Spurgeons Bardwell memorial set for June 1


A memorial for Michael Spurgeon, Sr., and his son, Michael Spurgeon, Jr., has been scheduled from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Bardwell Community Center, 504 N. Waxahachie Ave. in Bardwell. Spurgeon, Sr., 67, was the Bardwell police chief, while Spurgeon, Jr., 40, was a volunteer firefighter and a reserve police officer in Bardwell. The two were well-known in the area and were considered friends of the Texas Motorplex, where Mike, Jr., had worked for over 10 years as a race starter. Both perished in a head-on collision on S.H. 34, just west of Highview Park Road, on Sunday, March 24. Organizers of the memorial have requested that families and organizations who wish to participate to bring a side dish or a dessert that pairs well with barbecue. The City of Bardwell continues collecting donations for the Spurgeons, which will be presented to them at the memorial. Citizens, friends, police and firefighters and Texas Motorplex fans may drop off financial gifts at the Bardwell City Hall at 100 Planter Gin Rd. or call call Christy Gatlin, city manager, at 972-646-5332. For more information on the memorial contact Kayla Maynard at 469-643-6147. A Go-FundMe account has also been created in Mike, Sr’s name. The accident, which also took the life of Jose Munoz, 31, and…Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in this Sunday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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