Robert L. Spencer Jr. CHESAPEAKE - Robert Lawrence Spencer Jr., 61, went to be with the Lord March 29, 2010. Born and raised in St. Brides, he was the son of the late R.L. and Alverda Spencer. Affectionately known as "Buddy" or "Speck," he was a truck driver, owner/operator of R.L. Spencer Trucking. Buddy was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2002. He was a devoted husband and father. Buddy leaves behind to cherish his memory wife, Charlotte Spencer; three children, Chris Golding and his wife Emily of Northern Virginia, Christin Fleming and her husband Andrew of Moyock, N.C., and the apple of his eye, Claira Spencer of Chesapeake; his sister, Vivian VanHolten and her husband Ted of Lanexa, Va.; his nephew, Craig VanHolten and his wife Tina of Chesapeake and their two children, Robbie and Katelyn. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3232 Battlefield Blvd. South, Chesapeake, with the Rev. Bill Keen officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 31, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Twiford Chapel, 929 Battlefield Blvd. South, Chesapeake. Condolences may be offered to the family at www. altmeyer.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 31, 2010