Remmert Funeral Home


Craig "CJ" Byron Spurlock Jr.

Born June 14, 1995

East Peoria - CJ Spurlock Jr., 25, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Peoria. He was born June 14, 1995 in Casselberry, FL to Stacy Whitaker and Craig Spurlock.

He is survived by his mother, Stacy Whitaker and step-dad Jason Castillo, of Palm Bay FL., his father Craig Spurlock of Apopka, FL, three siblings, Ashlee Wells and Kayla Spurlock both of St. Cloud, FL. and Gavin Whitaker of Metamora, his maternal grandmother, Brenda Whitaker of Metamora, a niece, Madelyn Dugger and two nephews Ariston Wells and Kingston Spurlock all of St. Cloud, FL, and Nathan Cation of Peoria, who helped raise CJ.

CJ had a love of cars and enjoyed buying cars to restore and sell. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, listening to music, mowing grass, spending time with family, and his dogs. CJ will be remembered for his sense of humor, cracking jokes and his T-Rex impersonation.

A celebration of life will be at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria.

"Have I gone Mad? I am afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." - Alice in Wonderland.

Memorials may be made to a go fund me account for CJ's memorial service. Online condolences can be made to


Craig "CJ" Byron Spurlock Jr.

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Amanda Whitaker

August 18, 2020

Things weren't always sunshine and rainbows with us but we always talked and were got closer these past years. The best memory (and believe me I have many with you) was when you we're staying with grandma and me and we sat on the back porch one night and talked for hours. You smiled and laughed like nothing was wrong. You will be missed bubba.

Shannon Robinson

August 13, 2020

Stacy and Jason,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what your going through right now. You, Jason, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

We Love You,
Shannon, Justin, and Allie

Chantel Maxwell

August 12, 2020

My very first memory of you was walking out of my apartment at TallOaks with Isabelle. At the time you both MIGHT have been 3yrs old. Your mom and aunt were walking into the apartments and you stopped dead in your tracks and just stared at Isabelle. Your mom and aunt laughing saying you was already working your moves. My early 20's are filled with wonderful and loving memories with you and your family. I'm so blessed to have them. You're very loved 💞

Becca Bailey

August 11, 2020

C.J. I will always remember you as the sweet little boy that helped rescue tiny Emily puppy. The little boy who would come over to play with her . RIP CJ I will not forget you

Carol Fremaux

August 10, 2020

You were the best doggie daddy to Bambi and Thumper. They loved you so much. You were so proud of that Harley. I loved to hear it take off down the street. You were a good neighbor to Jerry. I will miss your wonderful smile. Rest easy in Heaven. My condolences to your friends and family.


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