He was born Sept. 23, 1952, in Mason, W.Va., son of Gladys (Wright) Spencer and the late Waid Spencer of Bashan.
Mr. Spencer was a physician in Meigs County for several years and loved his patients. He previously worked for a time at Imperial Electric, Gavin Power Plant and Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of the Shade River Masonic Lodge No. 453 in Chester and was raised in the Chester United Methodist Church.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Dee Pickens Spencer; father-in-law, Harlis Frank; grandmother, Ester Wright; and paternal grandparents, Henry and Mae Spencer.
He is survived by a son, Jared and Kim Spencer; daughter, Janel and Greg Barker; grandchildren, Jacob and Leah Spencer, and Zoie and Cassie Barker; his mother, Gladys Spencer; sister, Esther Mays; brothers, Harry and Avice Spencer, and Ray and Becky Spencer; good friends, Greg, Mike and Dan; and also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Reedsville Cemetery in Reedsville, with the Rev. Peter Martindale officiating. Visiting hours will be on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fisher Anderson McDaniel Funeral Homes in Pomeroy.
A registry is available on-line by visiting www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.