William Owen Spencer

William Owen Spencer, age 94, passed away on June 28, 2013, at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville. Mr. Spencer was the son of the late Russaw and Julia Cochran Spencer. He was born in Spencer County. He was a retired farmer and member of the Elk Missionary Baptist Church. A long time resident of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Scott Spencer. He is survived by his companion Martha Joyce Roberts of Shelbyville; his daughter, Theresa Wheat (James) of Shelbyville; sons, William Roberts (Florence) of Eminence and Tim Roberts (Tammy) of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Special musical solo was provided by Justius Burley. The eulogy was delivered by the Reverends Ron Holder, Hugh Roberts Jr., Jeffrey Moran and Clyde Miller. Funeral services were held on July 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Greenwell-Houghlin Funeral Home who was entrusted with the arrangements. Burial followed in the Little Mount Baptist Church cemetery in Spencer County. The family requested memorial contributions be made to his church.

Published in The Sentinel-News from July 2 to July 9, 2013