Burton, Spencer honored before final football game

November 8, 2013

Two longtime football officials were honored before the Meigs-Alexander football game last Friday night for their dedication to the youth of the area. The two officials — who combined for 106 years between them — took part in the coin toss before the game, and received plaques from their former officiating crew. Bob “Artie Foo” Burton retired with 49 years of service and Billy J. “Uncle Bill” Spencer had 57 years of officiating. Picture in the front row from left to right is another long time member of the crew Richard Vaughan, Burton and Spencer. Back row is Jon Newsome, Tom Roush, Dave Hazelwood, Derek Malone and Mark Venoy. (Submitted photo)