Garrett Stephen Spence (1993 - 2015)

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Garrett Stephen Spence, 21, Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
He was born in Campbell County, Ky., on Dec. 28, 1993, and was the oldest son of Allen Wayne and Paula Gail Delaney Spence. He attended St. Edward School from kindergarten through the 8th grade and graduated in the top 12 of his class from Pendleton High School in 2012. During high school, he worked at Wyatt's Super-Valu in Falmouth, and during the summers he worked for Florence Winnelson and 3M Company. While in college, he was a maintenance man with American Campus Communities. Garrett was in his junior year at the University of Kentucky studying mechanical engineering, and he was loved by all who knew him. His life centered around his family and his friends, always going the extra mile for others. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, where he served as an altar boy and always took part in parish activities.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Landen Joseph Spence on Nov. 2, 2003, and his uncle, Stephen Allen Delaney on Aug. 28, 1989.
He is survived by the couple blessed to be his parents, Allen and Paula Spence of Falmouth; his two brothers, Mynor Alexander and Rylee Luis Spence; his maternal grandparents, Joe Paul and Janet Delaney of Falmouth; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Mildred Spence of Falmouth; the love of his life, Kelly Bloomfield of Falmouth; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 11 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Falmouth, with the Rev. Douglas Lauer officiating. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, was in charge of arrangements.
Serving as pallbearers were Bradley Willis, Shawn Ravenscraft, Brian Jenkins, Daniel Slover, Zachary Brinkman, Zachary Torline, Aaron Bevins, and Kevin Schmidt. Special music was shared by Martha Lynn, Karen Delaney, Alson Cole and Darryl Ammerman.
Memorials are suggested to the Landen Joseph Spence Foundation, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 280 U.S. 27, Falmouth, KY 41040, in memory of his younger brother and the Stephen Delaney Scholarship Fund, c/o Kim Jenkins, 3160 Ed Monroe Road, Falmouth, KY 41040, in memory of his uncle and namesake, Stephen Allen Delaney.
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Apr. 16, 2015