J.R. “Joe” Spence Jr.

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J.R. "Joe" Spence Jr., age 84, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Mr. Spence was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Cumming. He was a 1947 graduate of Sugar Hill School. He was retired from Curtin Matheson Scientific after 20 years of service.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where he was also a member of Joe Avery's Sunday school class, Abundant Life Fellowship, and the Silvertones Choir. He was a Woodmen of the World member and also an avid Braves fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Mrs. Bill Brogdon Spence; parents, Russ and Mattie Spence; and sister, Lounell Spence.
He is survived by his son, Rev. Mark and Carla Spence of Pendergrass; dear beloved friend of more than 13 years, Lois Alverson of Buford; stepdaughter, Suzanne Fox Beard of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Christi Spence of Pendergrass, Russell Spence of Pendergrass, Brad Beard of Ohio, Melanie Beard Reed of Buford, Tiffany Beard and Jere Beard; several great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Kate Brogdon Allgood of Buford; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford, with the Rev. Wayne Johnson and the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery. Joe Avery's Sunday school class will serve as honorary escort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, July 13, from 2-7 p.m.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 11 to July 14, 2014