He was born Feb. 8, 1926, near Bartlett to Ernest and Marie (Allison) Spencer. He grew up and attended school in the rural Edna area and graduated from high school at Labette County Community High School in Altamont in 1943. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his military service, he worked from 1946 to 1959 at the former Mike Glore Implement Co. in Oswego. In 1959 he went to work at the Asbury Implement Co. in Edna as a parts manager. He later purchased interest in the dealership and it was renamed Asbury-Spencer Implement and later the Spencer Implement Co. He retired in 1990.
Mr. Spencer enjoyed traveling, especially on Good Will Tours bus trips. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing and restoring John Deere tractors. In 1968, he was awarded a trip to Bermuda for John Deere tractor sales. In the past he had been a member of the Oswego United Methodist Church and more recently had been a member of the Altamont United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Oswego.
He married Carmen Rose Haggard on Sept. 4, 1943, at Columbus. The couple had recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. Mrs. Spencer survives of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Tony Spencer of Wichita; two daughters, Cheryl Jinks and her husband, Jerry, of Normal, Ill., and Anne Weaver and her husband, Ross, of Kennett Square, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jeff Jinks, Angela Jinks-Almeda and Hannah Weaver; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Almeda, Nathan Almeda, Ashley Jinks and Rafael Matt-Jinks; a brother, Marvin Spencer and his wife, Susie, of Wichita; a sister, Gerry Stotts and her husband, Clarence, of Parsons; five half brothers, Rick Spencer of Mound Valley, Bob Spencer of Bartlett, Bill Spencer, Randy Spencer, both of Altamont, and Charlie Spencer of Edna; and a half sister, Shirley Carson of Parsons.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Altamont United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Oswego Cemetery at Oswego. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Altamont United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.