Hunter Boyd Spencer Jr.

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June 27, 1927-February 19, 2018
BRIDGETON - Born in Lynchburg, Virginia to Kathleen Root Spencer and Hunter B. Spencer.
A World War 2 Veteran, he served as a Corpsman in the United States Navy. His love for flying began while in the military where he earned his pilot's license.
A graduate of the University of Richmond, he majored in Biology and spent a 38 year career in the pharmaceutical industry working at A. H. Robins (later known as Pfizer.) During that time, he developed and patented a device for counting and dispensing narcotic tablets.
During retirement, he embraced his love for sailing and established SEA Charters, LLC in New Bern, N. C. aboard the "Mariposa", a 38-foot Cabo Rico sailing vessel. Hunter earned his Captain's License.
Most recently, Hunter was a member of The Flying Bears, an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1171.) If there is a desire to make a donation in his honor, please contribute to the scholarship fund of the Flying Bears. Checks may be made out to EAA Chapter 1171 with a memo "Hunter Spencer Scholarship Donation". Mail it to Treasurer, EAA Chapter 1171, 209 Teakwood Dr., New Bern, NC 28562.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Virginia; 6 children and their spouses: Hunter B. Spencer, III and wife Susan of Culpeper, VA; Marvin Spencer and wife Brenda of Fries, VA; Douglas Spencer of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Christopher Spencer and wife Laurie of Seattle, Washington; Patricia Bagwell and husband Tony of Benson, NC; and Lynn Bumer and husband Jim of Canonsburg, PA. Hunter has 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. His brother, McCray Spencer, lives in Mechanicsville, VA.
A memorial service will be held on the deck at the DoubleTree Hotel overlooking the site where Hunter first docked Mariposa. Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm.
Published in Sun Journal from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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