Devin Michael Spence, 23, of Westminster, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident.
Born June 25, 1989, in Towson, he was the son of Michael and Marjorie Sunderlin Spence.
He was a 2007 graduate of Winters Mill High School, where he was an active member and group leader his senior year of the Best Buddies program. His senior year he also accompanied the Winters Mill lacrosse team to their first state championship where they won first place.
He graduated with a teaching degree from Towson University and was a math teacher at Manchester Valley High School. He was known to be committed to his students; and was recently involved in the school's ski club and was the assistant coach of the varsity girl's lacrosse team.
He enjoyed poker, lacrosse, basketball, fantasy football, the outdoors, weight lifting with his brother Travis and playing his homemade cornhole set at family cookouts. He traveled to the Dominican Republic with Young Life to help provide clean drinking water to a village there. He was also a strong supporter of the Special Olympics
and anything involving special education, in honor of his brother Chase.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers Travis and Chase Spence, both of Westminster; a sister, Aubrey Spence, of Westminster; and numerous aunts and uncles.
A public memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester Valley High School auditorium, 3300 Maple Grove Road, Manchester, with the Rev. Dave Schafer officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the school. Private interment will be held at St. Benjamin's (Kriders) Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel in Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com
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