Obituary published May 5, 2014 in The Mexico Ledger
Floyd Alvin Spencer, 72, of Mexico, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City surrounded by his family.
Alvin was cremated and his ashes placed in the First Presbyterian Church columbarium in a private ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Mexico.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1941 in Mexico, the son of Russell Carl and Dorothy Beatrice (Day) Spencer.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. He had lived and worked in Missouri, California, Texas and Illinois. He was employed at filling stations, brick plants, drove trucks and retired as a machinist in the oil industry.
He is survived by his companion Kay Moore Willis of Mexico; children, Janet Smith and husband Brian of Schuylkill Haven, PA, James “Jay” Spencer and Annette Gentry of Mexico and Brandy Spencer of Mishawaka, Indiana. He is also survived by a son-in-law Keith Dooley of Odessa, Mo., and ten grandchildren, Kaylea Dooley of Blue Springs, Allison Dooley of Kirksville, Ryan Wilkinson and Whitney Wilkinson Roman and Carlos of Schuylkill Haven, Penn., Morgan Wilkinson of Philippi, WV, Brittany Spencer and Brooke Spencer both of Columbia, Mo., James Spencer of Mexico, Ciera Spencer of Springfield, Mo. and Ellie Kaplachinski of Mishawaka, Ind.; ten great-grandchildren; brother Russell Spencer of Mexico and a sister Sandy Simons of Houston, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Cynthia Diane (Spencer) Dooley.
Alvin was able to gift his corneas to the Gift of Sight program.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the First Presbyterian Church.
Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com