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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
William Spencer

William "Bill" Spencer

Saturday, December 10th, 1932 - Saturday, November 28th, 2020
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Obituary

William “Bill” Spencer age 87 of Joplin, Mo passed to his heavenly home on November 28, 2020 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Cartage, Mo. surrounded by his family.

Bill was born on December 10, 1932 in Verona, Mo to the late P.A. and Dorothy (Johnson) Spencer. Bill served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. While serving in the Navy, Bill went through electrical training. After his time in the Navy, he worked as a motor repairman and in building maintenance as an electrician. On April 8, 1954, Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Seward. Together they raised three children, Cathy Kenny, and Roger. Bill and Mary enjoyed being members of the Missouri Campers Club and of the round dance square dance club. Bill also served as the secretary for the Diamond School Board.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Anabelle Stellwagen and Maxine “Mary” Spencer. He is survived by his wife Mary Spencer of the home, daughter Cathy Clark and husband Larry of Joplin, son Kenneth Spencer and wife Rebecca of Anderson, Mo., and son Roger Spencer and wife Patricia of Verona, Mo., grandchildren; Travis Clark and wife Elizabeth, April Thomure, April Lynn Spencer, Roger Spencer II and wife Maria, Kenneth Wayne Spencer, Hannah Marie Spencer, Tommy Holland, Rainey Saunders and husband John, and Tori Gibson; great-grandchildren, Lexus Clark, Liam Clark, Lucas Clark, Tabitha Spencer, Daytona Moore, Celica Moore, Tyler Fields, Spencer Fields, Julian Mountford, Mya Thomure, Quincy Thomure, Zena Holland, Gavin Holland, and Nathaniel Gibson, great great-grandchildren, Easton and Enslee Russell, one brother Louis Spencer and wife Delores, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and loved friends.

Funeral serviced have been scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Mason-Woodard Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family has asked for memorial contributions to be given to the Parkinson Foundation, in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    Address
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    Address
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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    Officiant
    Pastor Roy Teed
    Co-Celebrant
    Chaplain Roger Flint
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Monett IOOF Cemetery
    Address
    1537 4th St
    Monett, Missouri 65708
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Kenneth w spencer

Posted at 12:33pm
I remember as kid making trips with dad get parts for the tractor he was building
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April Thomure

Posted at 11:18am
Pa Spencer, such an amazing Man that I named two of my boys after Him! William Spencer💖 This was at Bluegrass and I was so excited they came bc they love music, one of their last big adventures and I got to be a part of it! One picture is at their beautiful home with my nephews, they adored watching us all raise our children and their home was Our Home Base where so many sweet family memories where made♥️ Pa was a humble sweet man that always took care of us all and allowed Granny to be bossy🤣 He would send china and gifts from Japan where he was stationed to remind Her he was longing to be Home. He was also one of the smartest humans I've know, he could fix anything!! Dryers fans anything with a motor especially bc ge would just rewind any motor that needed it!! If there was any family drama (come on we all have it), he would just love us all amd stay quiet and out of it best he could. We should all wanna be a lil more like Pa in so many ways. We always prayed and held hands before family meals💖 He always taught us by showing us that TIME is the Best Gift we can give to those we care and love in our lives! Pa, I know you were ready to be with Jesus, but my heart is still struggling a bit, but that's bc you taught us to Love so BiG♥️
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