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GAINESVILLE - Matthew James Spence, age 35, died of cancer at the North Florida Regional Medical Center on February 14, 2013.
Mathew was a 2003 graduate of the University of Florida and has been employed at Publix Supermarkets for over 12 years.
He was survived by his parents Chaplain Donald and Georgia Spence of Gainesville; sisters Julie Spence of Atlanta, GA, and Nathan (CPT) and Sarah Cooner of Fort Benning, GA, nieces Emilie, Audrey and Rebecca and aunt Joy Topkin of Lakeland.
He was preceded in death by grandparents James and Audrey Gingrich and Rev. Frederic and Marian Spence.
A memorial service will take place on March 2, at 11:00 AM in Gainesville at the Williams Thomas Funeral Home at 823 NW 143rd St.
Memorials may be made to the Matthew J. Spence Memorial Fund which will be given to Orphan's Promise Virginia Bch., VA.
Published in Ledger from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013