NORTHPORT Dan Collier (Graham) Spencer, age 47, of Northport, died May 6, 2012, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Scott McQueen officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home.
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Survivors include his parents, Charles and Mary Graham; daughters, Meagan Leighanne and Danyelle Nicole Spencer and Ashley and Jessilyn Gooch; sisters, Dana Caryl Skelton, Shannon Lee Nece (Russell), Tammy Charlene D'Avignon, and Kristin Ruth Luker (Michael); and 18 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jessie Mae Carnes; grandparents, Charlie and Bernice Graham; and nephew, Brandon Wade Skelton.
Dan was a loving father, son, and brother, who never met a stranger. Dan was an inspiration to all who knew him with his positive attitude and determined Christian spirit. He was an active member at Lakewood Baptist Church. Having battled cancer for the past four years, Dan never questioned God and kept his faith until the very end.
He retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years of service after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was known to his many friends and fellow guardsmen as "Lt. Dan." He was employed by Jim Walter Resources (#7 Mine) at the time of his diagnosis. "Dan the man" loved riding his Harley and his race car. He enjoyed many days on the "lake" fishing and spending time with his family.
We love you, and we will see you again in heaven, Bro.
Pallbearers will be Justin Lawley, Christopher D'Avignon, Andrew D'Avignon, Connor Sparks, Larry Wilson, and Phillip Edmonds.
Honorary pallbearers are Mr. and Mrs. Randall Keys, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Alton King, Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Beard, James Robertson and James Robertson's Wrecker Service, Jim Walter Mine #7, I-22 Motorsports Park, and Lakewood Baptist Church.
Special thanks to DCH Cancer Treatment Center, Amedisys Home Health and Amedisys Hospice, Tiffany Nece Ponds, and Amy Brown.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on May 8, 2012