Virginia Brown
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2021-01-26
View Details
Brown, Virginia
Judy Pafford
B: 1943-04-07
D: 2021-01-23
View Details
Pafford, Judy
Joyce Turner
B: 1951-08-18
D: 2021-01-23
View Details
Turner, Joyce
John Myers
B: 1949-10-25
D: 2021-01-20
View Details
Myers, John
Samuel Casavecchia
B: 1945-08-06
D: 2021-01-17
View Details
Casavecchia, Samuel
Lillian Grunden
D: 2021-01-16
View Details
Grunden, Lillian
Walter Stemm
B: 1944-06-07
D: 2021-01-14
View Details
Stemm, Walter
Cecil Scott
B: 1925-06-03
D: 2021-01-14
View Details
Scott, Cecil
Pamela Clark
B: 1958-09-12
D: 2021-01-13
View Details
Clark, Pamela
Harlan Schick
B: 1931-12-14
D: 2021-01-13
View Details
Schick, Harlan
Madeline Avey
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2021-01-12
View Details
Avey, Madeline
Orville Bailey
B: 1934-07-08
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Bailey, Orville
Mitchell Whitlow
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Whitlow, Mitchell
Ethel Ross
B: 1945-07-21
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
Ross, Ethel
Janet Wininger
B: 1949-08-02
D: 2021-01-08
View Details
Wininger, Janet
Scott Busse
B: 1973-07-29
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Busse, Scott
James Schultz
B: 1949-04-08
D: 2021-01-03
View Details
Schultz, James
Lois Irick
B: 1922-11-21
D: 2021-01-01
View Details
Irick, Lois
Marjorie Dilts
B: 1934-08-14
D: 2021-01-01
View Details
Dilts, Marjorie
Dana Heffington
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2020-12-31
View Details
Heffington, Dana
David Speed
B: 1956-02-19
D: 2020-12-31
View Details
Speed, David


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
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
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William \"Bill\" Spencer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William "Bill" Spencer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

William "Bill" Spencer's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

William "Bill" Spencer's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William "Bill" Spencer, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Roy Teed
    Chaplain Roger Flint
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Monett IOOF Cemetery
    1537 4th St
    Monett, Missouri 65708
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William "Bill" Spencer here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of William "Bill" Spencer by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Kenneth w spencer

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

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♥️

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each