Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 19, 2013

John R. Spencer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ROANOKE, Va. — ROANOKE, Va. — John R. Spencer, 73 of Roanoke, Va. passed away, Sunday, November 17, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mabel Worthington Spencer and Ted Spencer; and a brother Charles.

Mr. Spencer was a 1958 graduate of Welch High School and attended Concord College. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and  retired after 30 years of service with Sears.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Edie Hylton Spencer; children, John Spencer and wife, Julie Daul of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Michael Spencer, Carrboro, N.C.; Aimee Spencer of Roanoke; grandchildren, Brendan, Rhain and Kris Thomas Thomas; and his first granddaughter is expected to be born in December. Also surviving are his sisters, Ann Gilley, Janet Hardison and husband, Charlie, all of Smith Mountain Lake; Minnie Robinson of Princeton, W.Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to to Good Samaritan Hospice. A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Arvel Jones. The family will receive friends following the service.

Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory.  540-366-0707.