Chris Spurrier

chris spurrier

September 29, 1979 ~ November 9, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Steven Christopher “Chris” Spurrier, 42, of Candler, went to dance with Jesus on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Advent Health.

Born September 29, 1979 in Buncombe Co., he was the son of Stephen Lewis Spurrier, Sherrie Lindsey Spurrier, and step-son of Kitty Spurrier. He is also survived by his siblings, Krissy and Jamie Ball, and John and Sophie Spurrier and nieces and nephews; and grandmothers, Martha “Nanny” Spurrier and Pat Alfieri.

He was preceded in death by “Papaw” Harold Spurrier, “Papaw” Pete Lindsey and Chuck Alfieri, grandmother Peggy “Nanny” Watkins, and beloved pets, Playful, Stagger and Marsha.

Chris graduated from Enka High School, class of 1998 (honorary class of 1997), Mars Hill College, Class of 2006, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and from Western Carolina University in 2010, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

Chris loved his hometown of Candler, and enjoyed coin collecting, restoration projects, and was an antique connoisseur. He loved his church, New Life Community, and his church family. He never met a stranger, and cherished being an uncle. He had many precious memories with his dog and raising cain with his brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at New Life Community Church, with the Rev. Steve Harris and the Rev. Chris Dillon officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park.
The service will livestreamed at:

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Visitation: November 13, 2021 1:00 pm

New Life Community Church
147 New Life Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 254-0040

Funeral Service: November 13, 2021 2:00 pm

New Life Community Church
147 New Life Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 254-0040

Burial: November 13, 2021 3:30 pm

Mountain View Memorial Park

Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. The Spurrier family: I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that he is completely healed now and with his Lord and Savior. I will miss seeing him at church. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you. Love and hugs to you all.

  2. Family, may you find comfort in your memories and closeness of each other at this time and may your hearts heal as you know Chris is flying high home to everlasting joy.

  3. I met Steven a few years ago he was the most positive person i met in a long time. Im so sorry for your loss.. Im so gkad i got to sit and talk with him.. He will be greatly missed.

  4. What an inspiration to know Chris! It was a blessing to pray with him and his faithful dad in the New Life Saturday morning prayer group and to rejoice together at God’s many answers! He loved the Lord and his country and his family. Our lives are forever enriched by knowing and loving Chris!

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Spurrier family. We love you guys. It breaks our hearts to know Chris is no longer with us on this Earth but wow how happy and free he is today walking beside our Lord and Savior. Chris was a total inspiration to everyone he met. Heaven has now gained yet another angel.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the ENTIRE Spurrier family. We love you guys. Chris was a true inspiration to everyone he met. It truly breaks our hearts to know that Chris is no longer with us. Heaven has gained yet another angel.

  7. Praying for the Spurrier Family knowing that Chris is now sitting at the feet of his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. I will miss our Sunday chats and how he welcomed me in to the Thursday evening prayer nights.

  8. Love you all and praying God would be with you during this time. I’ll miss my chocolate appointments with Chris, but I know he’s rejoicing right now with His Lord and Savior!

  9. Chris was my school counseling intern at Enka Middle. I am so sad to hear of his passing. I hope he is running through heavenly fields with Marsha by his side. ❤️

  10. Saddened for the loss but rejoicing that he is free from his wheelchair and in the loving arms of Jesus. Praying for the family

  11. Steve and family; I am so sorry to hear of Chris passing. He was my buddy and will truly be missed.
    Chris, I know you are dancing in the sky. Save me a seat!

  12. Am sorry for y’all’s loss. He was such a great guy. I have good memories with him. I know he is up in heaven walking with the angles and watching over yall. I love y’all.

  13. We are never prepared for or willing to let go of our loved ones even when we have known for a long time that day was coming. While I rejoice for Chris because he is finally home and no longer bound to that wheelchair and is breathing full, deep breaths of Heaven”s air my heart breaks for us. I will miss his dry wit, his analytical way of questioning everything and his love for his family and friends. I love you Chris! Thank you for being my friend and my brother in Christ! I can’t wait to see you running up and down the streets of Heaven!

  14. Praying for all his loved ones to feel the Lord just wrapping them up in His perfect and abundant comfort and love. May His peace envelope and comfort you totally. I had the blessing of talking to Chris several years ago at New Life and what a blessing he was. 💗 He left an impact on me even in our short conversation. What a beautiful spirit 💗 And, even now, he praises our Lord while in perfect rest in heaven 💗

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss.. Chris is rejoicing in Heaven….walking the streets of gold. My love to you!!

  16. Praying for comfort and peace for you Steve and Kitty. I will miss seeing Chris, but praise God for His assurance that Chris is completely whole again and free! Recently, Chris and I had an exchange about his love for the Atlanta Braves, through all the ups and downs, and how his accident had an anniversary with the last time the Braves won the World Series. He “bragged” about his relative, Freddie Freeman, and when I commented in amazement, Chris said, “well, he’s my brother-in-Christ!”. I am so glad that the Braves won the World Series again for Chris, and I am grateful that we had that little exchange so recently. Until we meet again…….

  17. My heart goes out to your family. I really enjoyed getting to know Chris. He was always friendly and LOVED Christ. The last time he was at church and told me I had “nice boots” it really made me feel special to know he was paying attention to the little details. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family. Until I see you again my new friend….

  18. Going to miss seeing your smiling face but you are in a much better place in heaven Chris with the Lord Jesus. My dad and grandson were there to greet you and we will all be together again in the Lord’s loving arms some day soon. Many blessings and peace to all your family still here.

  19. Praying for family at this time of loss, but also rejoicing knowing Chris is with his Savior and not bound to a wheelchair.

  20. I’m saddened to hear of Chris’s passing but comforted to know that he is with Jesus. He was a dear sweet man. He always showed such kindness and care to Rachel. I remember him fondly. Praying for you all today. Much love to you.

  21. I met a wonderful man. Chris has been a inspiration to me. I enjoyed working with him. My prayers to comfort Steve and Kitty plus all that was touched by Chris.

  22. My heart is aching for all of us as we adjust to life without his physical presence, but rejoicing for Chris as he is home – whole and free. Prayers for comfort and peace for all who knew and loved him. He was a true friend. ❤️

  23. I recall Chris’s dry wit and his desire to persevere when he was coming through the Counseling program. I know he will be missed dearly by his family and friends as his pride and respect for both radiated from him.

  24. Steve and Kitty, So sorry to hear of the loss of Chris. We know how long you cared for him after the accident. It sounds like he really flourished in the years since we last saw him. Please know we are praying for you and thinking of the family. Vick Doris Haney and family

  25. Hey…….gosh my heart breaks…..for the missing of him……and is comforted…..for his homecoming…….I will always remember……several years ago… phone rang on a Sunday afternoon…..much like this one….and it was Chris…..calling to make sure I was ok…….I had donated a family silver tray to his fund raiser and in the process of giving it to him hit the handle on his chair and he “rolled up” into me……never hurt, I was sorry I had not paid attention and moved his chair…..he was only concerned about me……I will never forget that small gesture….that meant so very much to me……every time I saw Chris at church I smiled big…..he was an encouragement just being who he was……just being……I ache with your loss……and smile knowing this sunday…..he doesn’t need his chair…….thank you Lord….for the joy of having known him….even just a little….carol ann

  26. My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Chris Spurrier. I did not know Chris for very long, but I can echo some of the same sentiments as others. My first memories of Chris, was when I started volunteering for the Billy Graham TVTM (TV Telephone Ministry) at New Life Community Church. Chris would either be in the Prayer Room praying, or he would help out on the phones. Even though Chris could not write and fill out the forms needed, he would have volunteers scribe for him while he had the headset on, to listen and talk to the person at the other end of the phone. Paul Cole was the leader of the Billy Graham TVTM phone center at New Life Community Church. I bring Paul Cole’s name up, because Paul Cole and Chris Spurrier were promoted to Heaven almost exactly 2 years apart. Paul Cole went to Heaven on November 10, 2019 and Chris Spurrier on November 9, 2021. I know that Heaven will be wonderful, and can only imagine what Paul Cole and Chris Spurrier may be talking about right now. Between the two of them, I know that they have led hundreds of people to Christ, and have probably met some of them already. Until we meet again, my Brothers in Christ!!!

  27. I am so sorry I was unable to attend his visitation and service. Chris was a very special young man whom I had the honor of assisting with his wheelchairs over the years. I am so very sorry that he passed away. I am grateful to know that his dad was by his side and that he is now without pain. He had such an easy way of getting to know anyone. I enjoyed our conversations and will actually miss his messages and phone calls. My heart and prayers go out to all of his family to find peace in their love for each other and in their knowledge that they did everything they could to assist Chris over the years. May his memory be for a blessing.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am certain that Chris is dancing with Jesus and our mother even as we write this. Love and hugs, Tina and Laurie

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