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Oak Grove Baptist Church, Philadelphia
Wednesday May 10th, 2017
9:00am - 9:00pm

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Funeral Service

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Thursday May 11th, 2017

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Final Resting Place - Commital

Second Calvary Baptist Church
Thursday May 11th, 2017

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Elton Teel Spruill, Jr.

On Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2017 our beloved father, brother and grandfather  was called to his eternal home.  

Elton Teel Spruill, Jr was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 11, 1958.  He was the only son born to the late Barbara Duynes and Elton Teel Spruill, Sr.  Elton accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized and he loved the Lord.  He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1976. Soon after, he married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Lynne Sutton. To their union, two children were born.  Elton served in the United States Army as a Morse Code Interpreter (O5H).  Most of his military career was spent overseas.  After an honorable discharge from the army, Elton returned to the United States to live in Norfolk.  He spent most of his retired years with friends and family.  Elton is most remembered telling jokes ,sharing life stories with the people he loved and trying his best to hit those high notes to the songs of his favorite band, Earth, Wind and Fire.  

Elton is survived by his two children, Lynne Carter and Elton Teel Spruill, III, four sisters Sharon Dallas, Leslie Spruill, Kimberly Foreman, Barbie Lynne Spruill and Gail Parker, one granddaughter Tasheena and four grandsons, TreQuan, DeQuan, Jordan and Jeremiah,  3 nieces and 8 nephews, a host of great nieces and nephews, one uncle, aunts, cousins and a host of friends who truly love him.  

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Pamela Renee Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

You are truly missed.
Happy heavenly birthday

Pamela Renee Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

I just now learned of Elton's passing. Needless to say, I am shocked and saddened. I watched the memorial video and my heart broke when I saw that shot of Elton with Marvin. That's how I will always remember him. You are in my prayers, Sweet Girl, and I am so glad that "Elmo the Great" had the good sense to build his life with you.
Kathy Powers

Kathy Powers Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences for my brotha's Family. I loved Mumbles like a brotha. we used to hang out and play a little hoops. We used to listen to Earth wind and Fire all the time along with some old favs. I'm sooo sorry he has passed on. I have actually attempted to contact him in the past 10 yrs. I called a few numbers in Virginia looking for him to reconnect. Cheryl, i just want you to know he used to talk about you all the time with great love and I always admired him for that and the relationship you two had. I felt We were very close back then, and as I stated I have always thought highly and fondly. Please if you read this, i would truly appreciate a call. I miss him and it truly crushes me that he has gone. I really miss him, not know what had happened. We had some really good times in the military and I was fortunate enough to develope a real kinship. My heart is deeply sandened.

God bless you and your family I loved Mumbles, that's what we used to call him. Chicago cool was another term of indearment . I can be reached at 480-220-3600. I live in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mark Pope

Mark Pope Friend From Korea 1977 Oct 12 2017 12:00 AM

To Sharon and Family: Please accept our deep condolences at the passing of your dear brother. Our prayer is that our God will sustain and uphold you by His amazing grace and love during this difficult time. May you find comfort in God's word from Nahum 1:7, "The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him."

Donnell C. Alston, President, BTW Class of 1969 Alumni Association May 11 2017 12:00 AM

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