A. J. ‘Jack’ Spencer, Jr., 81, of Bluefield, W.Va., formerly of Chapmanville, W.Va. He departed this life peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born January 19, 1932, at Sarah Ann, W.Va., a son of the late A. J. and Lora Stewart Spencer.
Jack was the youngest of four Spencer children. He graduated from Chapmanville High School, where he met the love of his life, the late Avenell, who he married in 1954.
Jack was known for his incredible ability to make all he came in contact with to feel loved and appreciated.
He retired as Chief Deputy Clerk of Logan County after many years of loyal service to the State of West Virginia. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Aracoma Lodge #99 A.F. & A. M., Knights Templar Past Commander Logan Commandery Number 26, and member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple in Charleston, WV. Jack served as Deacon and Treasurer of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Henlawson, WV since 1966, a most dedicated servant.
He is survived by his son, Steve Spencer and wife, Daphne of Bluefield, daughter, Leah Phillips of Princeton, W.Va.; he is also survived by grandchildren, who knew him as ‘Pepa’; Megan Allred of Princeton, Taylor Olivo of Bluefield, Makenzie Phillips of Princeton, Andy Spencer and Jillian Spencer, both of Bluefield and two great-grandchildren, Xavier Patterson and Micah Masterson. Jack is also survived by many cherished nephews and nieces, known to them as ‘Uncle Jack’, countless additional relatives, friends, and co-workers, whose lives he touched forever by knowing him.
Services will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, at Chapmanville with Rev. Orville Syner officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va., where Masonic Graveside Rites will be conducted.
Friends may call from 6 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church at Henlawson, W.Va.