Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Nick Scott Spurlin

August 15, 2000July 11, 2020
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Nick Spurlin, 19, of Laurel, passed away on July 11, 2020. He was born on August 15, 2000 in Batesville, the son of Scott and Beverly McDivitt Spurlin. Nick was a 2019 graduate of North Decatur High School. He worked for CD&R Components of Greensburg. Nick loved music, playing video games and adored his cousins, niece and nephews. Nick was known for his kindness and caring heart. Survivors include: Parents, Scott and Beverly Spurlin; Grandparents, Paul and Betty McDivitt; Sisters, Elissa Spurlin and Kristin (Jonathan) Maze; Brother, John Russell; Nephews, Aiden and Ian Maze; Niece, Chloe Maze; Aunts, Paula (Doug) Maupin and Cara Geis; Uncle, Chris McDivitt; Cousins, Mackinzie Maupin, Baylie Lakes, Courtney Raver, Kayla Geis, and June Stanley. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Donald and Beverly Sue Spurlin. A visitation from family and friends, observing CDC precautions will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A Facebook Live Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 am Rev. Jerran Jackson will be officiating. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions can be made to the Decatur County Community Scholarship Foundation, Nick Spurlin. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please call or text 800-273-HELP (8255).


  • Beverly Spurlin, Mother
  • Scott Spurlin, Father
  • Elissa Spurlin, Sister
  • Kristin (Jonathan) Maze, Sister
  • John Russell, Brother
  • Paul and Betty McDivitt, Grandparents
  • Donald and Beverly Spurlin, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Aiden Maze, Nephew
  • Ian Maze, Nephew
  • Chloe Maze, Niece
  • Paula (Doug) Maupin, Aunt
  • Chris McDivitt, Uncle
  • Cara Geis, Aunt
  • Mackinzie Maupin, Cousin
  • Baylie Lakes, Cousin
  • Courtney Raver, Cousin
  • Kayla Geis, Cousin
  • June Stanley, Cousin

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  • John Russell
  • Elissa Spurlin
  • Kristin Maze
  • Jonathan Maze
  • Doug Maupin
  • Chris McDivitt


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Facebook Live Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020



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Nicki Cobler

July 17, 2020

I didn't know him or any of you but I wanted to send my love and prayers for your heartache. I understand the pain you are going through.

Brittany Crist

July 16, 2020

Nick was my favorite person. He and my little brother (Brandon ) were best friends. I worked with nick for about a year and he made everyday better. I too, struggle with mental health and he ALWAYS made sure I was okay and put a smile on my face. Nothing will be the same without his sarcastic, loving and caring self. He was very very loved

Ron & Lu Ann Best

July 15, 2020

Bev & Scott, Paula & Doug & family, we are truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

Ron & Lu Ann (Kennedy) Best

Michael Logan II

July 15, 2020

After looking and listening for song after song from the 70s for Nick. (Little back story he shared with me many times. We both loved all sorts of music, but his favorite was 70s rock. He told me he got that from his dad. His dad always played it, therefore he liked it and lived it). I finally found one that is fitting even though Clapton didnt write or record it in the 70s. May god bless everyone that ever came into contact with Nick. A.k.a. Hipster

RIP Nick S. You will be greatly missed by everyone!

Nick Cockerham

July 14, 2020

I am pretty sure Nick had a key to our house at some point. He was always over, and I would usually see him in passing on my way to or home from work. Most of the time I greeted him with a Hi Nick, to which he would reply Hi Nick. He was always helpful and respectful, more so than our own kids most of the time. He reminded me alot of myself at that age. I even gave him my black trenchcoat, I have had since high school. He will be missed very deeply. He ment alot to my family, and he will not be forgotten.

Kaili Smith

July 14, 2020

one of my favorite memories of nick was one day while we were sitting in class, i said something to him about an old phone i wanted to get rid of. he offered me $10 for it so i gave it to him, and he just gave me a suspicious look & a smirk but wouldn’t tell me what he was going to do with it. the next day in class, he gives me a look, pulls out the $10 phone and starts playing an old mario game on it, and somehow rigged the whole phone to be set up like an old nintendo game. he wouldnt tell me how he did it but i just laughed so hard. he had such an intelligent & creative mind

Tracy Baier

July 14, 2020

We had a conversation once. About believing. We were walking around Metamora and the topic came up in a particular shop about beliefs. About God/no God, science/foolery, spirits, energy, afterlife or not. (You usually gave me that one eyebrow look knowing I was a bit out there & always making you kids answer questions when y’all just wanted to hang out & not think. You were a pro at rolling your eyes.) This day, I made a comment to you about how even science and religions agree on one thing; That energy cannot be destroyed. That it doesn’t just disappear forever. That life is eternal in one way or another and we don’t get to see that picture until it’s time. That there IS an after. Our energy goes on. I told you how I felt it was far more work to not believe in anything at all then it was to accept there is just far more to this life we don’t see. That to fight that unknown is exhausting and accepting there is more we don’t understand is just plain easier. I’ve thought about this conversation a lot the past couple days. How you replied with, “yeah, makes sense”. About how you were open and sweet and honest and adorably awkward. About how your heart longed for comfort but didn’t quite know it’s place in the big world. About how I desperately hope you didn’t take it as an invitation. How you didn’t roll your eyes. How you raised that eyebrow but kept your mind open. About how we sat and ate ice cream and pet horses and walked and talked. Later that evening you sent me a picture of the pumpkins you kids carved together. Nick, you were so loved. You are so loved still. I know you see the big picture now. The big beautiful unbelievably mind-blowing awesome picture of what that after is like. I know your energy has transformed and your spirit is at peace. That we will carry some of that energy on with us forever deep in our hearts, remembering what you meant to us. I know you finally see your soul just as beautiful as we all saw it while you were still here. Rest In Peace

Kale Grubb

July 14, 2020

I can’t say that I have a favorite memory with Nick but I do have infinite good ones. We shared many jokes and laughs throughout high school as we got closer. We aggravated teachers and worked hard with them too. He had an awesome smile that I’ll remember forever. Rest easy buddy, I’ll miss you.

Kelly Hamer

July 14, 2020

I've been thinking for quite some time on what my favorite memory with Nick is. I simply cannot pick one. They all keep replaying through my head; not wanting to forget even one of them... But I do know that I will never forget his thoughtfulness, kindness, and sense of humor. I will never forget how he some reason always had mechanical pencils in his pocket. I'd randomly ask him for a pencil because I found it hilarious that he always had them on him. I will never forget how one time he brought chocolate milk over with him for me because he heard me say it was one of my pregnancy cravings. I will never forget all the times he bought a 12 pack of tacos from Taco Bell to feed all of "the boys." Or how he'd go half and half on ordering pizza with me for everyone... I'll never forget how genuine of a person he was. I won't ever forget Nick.

Devik Justus

July 14, 2020

There are so many to remember, he was a brother to me. If I could ask for one more thing, it'd be one last late night drive with him. We did this often, we'd just listen to music and drive drive drive.....I loved him so much. And he will always be in my heart. A friend I truly had so much in common with, an absolutely beautiful soul.


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