Larry E. Spencer, 66, Cherry Street, Racine, passed away ar 12:12 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. W.Va. Born November 13, 1946 in Antiquity, Ohio, he was the son of Dorothy Powell Spencer, who survives in Racine and the late Elson F. Spencer. He retired as the Meigs County Clerk of Courts after twenty seven and a half years of service. He was a member of the Heath United Methodist Church of Middleport, a member and Past Master of the Pomeroy-Racine Lodge #164 of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, a District Representative of the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association, a member of the Meigs County Shrine Club, a former board member of the Carlton School, and a former member the Ohio Eastern Star, Harrisonville Chapter.
In addition to his mother Dorothy, Larry is survived by his wife, Kay Avis Spencer, whom he married on November 25, 1981, in Pomeroy; his granddaughter, Ashley (Kevin C.) Thacker, Racine; two great-grandchildren, Kevin J. Thacker, and Skyla Thacker; his brothers, David (Linda) Spencer, Racine, and Ernest “Ike” (Judy) Spencer, Racine; brothers-in-law, Tom (Judy) Avis, Coolville, Rick Avis, of Fla., and Robert Avis, Racine; his nieces, Selena Marie Spencer, Lisa Wolfe, and Megan Parry; a nephew, John Henry Spencer; uncles, Dayton (Sarah) Spencer, Chester, Ohio, and Delbert Vance Spencer, Middleport; aunts, Mary Lou Spencer DeGrout, of Fountain, Colo., Gladys Spencer, Basham, Eleanor Davis, Letart Falls, and Mildred Orr, Gahanna, Ohio.
In addition to his father, Larry was preceded in death by his son, Mike D. Spencer on August 18, 2005; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Geneva Doris Avis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. Pastor Tom Avis will officiate. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com