Jesse Spencer

  |   Visit Guest Book

ROCKINGHAM — Walter Jesse Spencer, 94, of Rockingham passed away July 5, 2015 at First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1921 in Hamlet, a son of the late Walter Jordan Spencer and Willie Brigman Spencer.

Jesse was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a certified public accountant and a founding partner of the accounting firm of Dixon, Hughes, and Goodman, LLC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockingham and served in many roles with his church throughout the years. Jesse served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 147 in Rockingham. He contributed his talents by serving on several local bank boards and acted as chairman of the Rockingham Urban Renewal Program. Jesse served on the boards of Richmond Community College Foundation Inc. and the Richmond County Historical Society. He was a member of the Rockingham Rotary Club, and supported many charitable organizations including The March of Dimes.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Rockingham with Dr. Jim Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at Watson – King Funeral Home in Rockingham.

Jesse is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn B. (Tot) Spencer; a son, John B. Spencer and wife, Beth, and grandsons, Jack and Bridges, all of Atlanta, Georgia; and siblings, Mary S. Williams of Laurinburg and Lindo T. Spencer of Tarboro. He was preceded in death by his son, Walter J. Spencer, Jr., and siblings Robert L. Spencer and Edith M. (Polly) Gibson of Laurinburg.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC 28379, or the Richmond County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1763, Rockingham, NC 28380.

Watson – King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Spencer family. Those wishing to send condolences and remembrances may visit

Funeral Home
Watson-King Funeral Home
306 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 895-4011
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Laurinburg Exchange from July 6 to July 7, 2015
bullet Rotary International bullet U.S. Navy bullet World War II