Kenneth Shane Spence

JONESVILLE, Va. - Kenneth Shane Spence, of Jonesville, Virginia, died peacefully during his sleep on February 17, 2013.

He was born in Bremerhaven, Germany on October 13, 1965. Shane graduated from Jonesville High School, Class of 1985, and attended Virginia Tech on a full football scholarship. He spent 24 years working in the restaurant business with steak franchises in Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Antique cars, his dogs, music, and being with loved ones made him happy.

When his health began to decline he returned to the family farm in Lee County, Virginia, to live near his parents and grandparents.

Shane was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Timothy David Spence; grandfather, Earl Hedrick of Jonesville, Virginia; grandparents, James and Elsie Green Spence of Jones County, North Carolina; and his uncle, Wayman Hedrick of New Palestine, Indiana.

Shane is survived by his devoted parents, Jerry and Virginia Hedrick Spence of Jonesville, Virginia; grandmother, Alice Lee Williams Hedrick of Jonesville, Virginia; uncle and aunt, Freddie and Bridgett Spence of Harker's Island, North Carolina; aunt and uncle, Gloria Spence Riggs and Zeb of New Bern, North Carolina; uncle and aunt, Michael and Belle Hedrick of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; uncle and aunt, Clinton and Glenda Hedrick of Jonesville, Virginia.

Additionally, many cousins and friends are left to mourn and to miss him.

Assurance was guaranteed many years ago that, "All is well."

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Jonesville, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. officiating.

Graveside services will be private.

Online condolences may be left for the Spence Family at

Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Jonesville, Virginia is serving the Spence Family.

Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2013