WEST CLARKSVILLE - Harold J. "Jim" Spencer, of West Clarksville, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2013) at Olean General Hospital.
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Born July 14, 1933, in Elmira, Jim was a son of the late Earl Lewis and Laura Mae Kennedy Spencer. He was formerly married to Myrna L. Brittain.
Jim worked as a mechanic for Bokman's dealership and Harry Graves & Sons for about 25 years. He also worked at Wayne Paving and Worth W. Smith until about 2003 when he retired. He was a hard-working man, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also liked a good, cold beer. Jim was a social member of the Cuba AmVets.
Jim is survived by his children, Harold James (Sue) Spencer Jr. of Arden, N.C., Clifton Frances (Sharon) Spencer of Cuba, Westley Thomas (Linda) Spencer of Olean, Steve Lewis Spencer of Winston-Salem, N.C., David No-el (Teri) Spencer of Ischua, Georgia Lea (Steve) Hellwig of Weston's Mills and Joseph Andrew Spencer of Jamestown; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He is also survived by three brothers, John Spencer of Stillwater, Okla., Earl Spencer of Wellsboro, Pa., and Patrick Spencer of Pensacola, Fla.; and two sisters, Fern Louise Graham of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mary Ann (Bob) Eckman of Millerton, Pa.
Jim is also survived by his loving companion of the past 25 years, Susan M. Austin.
Jim was predeceased by a son, William Barkley "Bill" Spencer; and a granddaughter, Malena Louise Spencer. Jim was also predeceased by brother and sister, Llewellyn F. Spencer and June G. Royer.
Friends will be received Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Leslie E. Chambers will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Clarksville Fire Department.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., Olean. Online condolences may be made to www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2013