Eugene Spencer Jr., 87, resident of Carrier Mills passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the John Cochran VA Medical Center.
Gene was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Saline County to the late Eugene Spencer Sr. and Mozelle Maple Spencer. He was married to Betty J. Price on Sept. 13, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2005.
He was a Navy veteran serving with the Domain of Golden Dragon and the Ancient Order of the Deep.
He was a retired truck driver and coal miner, member of the Central States, Teamster local No. 705 and Carrier Mills American Legion Post No. 364, and attended the Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Audie) Murphy of Carrier Mills; grandchildren, Shawn Jason (Carmen) Rees of Marion, Aundria Lee Spencer Murphy of Carrier Mills; great-grandchildren Kitana Gabrielle Rees, Tori Spencer Rees and Blake Dawson Hall; special kids, Madison Murphy and Morgan Murphy; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Wayne) Hicks of Bloomington, Bonnie (Leon) Tate of Edwardsville; cousin, Joan (Bob) Smith and family of Spearsville, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills with the Rev. Stan Irvin and the Rev. Gary Graves officiating.
Burial will be in the Brushy Cemetery with military honors by the Carrier Mills and Harrisburg American Legions.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 1.
In lieu of flowers, the preferred choice of remembrance would be memorials in his memory to the Brushy Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.