Malvin “Mel” J. Spurling, 70, of Auburn, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at Auburn Community Hospital on Sept. 30, 2017 with his family by his side.
Mel served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the the Sons of The American Legion 1107 in Union Springs, where he served as commander in the ’80s, the SK Post 1324 in Auburn, the VFW 1975 in Auburn, where he served as commander for eight years and the Utopia Club in Auburn.
Mel is survived by his children, Mark (Gretchen) Spurling-Laforty, of Birmingham, Ala., Kristin Spurling-Laforty, of Birmingham, Ala., Lisa (Ron) Spurling-Ballweber, of Weedsport, Kristi Spurling-French, of Bradenton, Fla., Scott Spurling, of Auburn, Corey Spurling-Adams, of Binghamton, and Matthew J. Spurling, of Auburn; his grandchildren, Jennifer Mead, Stefani Mead, Drake Butler, Luke Butler, Jesse Ballweber, Cody French, Kaitlyn French, Samuel Laforty, Hadley Laforty, Michael Laforty, Joel Laforty, and Raven Laforty; his great-grandchildren, Kennadi Mead-Deal, Hazel French-Williams, Ava and Vera Laforty, and Jace Laforty, and his girlfriend, Vicki Roof.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion Post 1107 and the SK Post 1324 in memory of Mel.