TUSCALOOSA Carl Douglas Spence, age 73, of Tuscaloosa, died Sept. 4, 2009, at UAB Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South with Dr. Jason McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing.
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He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora Mills Spence, and his father, Douglas Spence.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann S. Spence; two daughters, Lisa Clary (Billy) and Carla Crowell (Randal); two sisters, Joyce Farley (George) and Elaine McGarity (Charles); three brothers, Manly Spence (Betty), Cecil Spence (Marie), and Wayne Spence (Ruby); his grandchildren, Melissa Richter (Jared), Brittany Spence, Chelsea Crowell, and Miranda Crowell; and his great-grandchildren, Matthew Richter and Aaron Richter.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Spence, Rusty Howard, Doug Spence, Darwin Spence, Darron McGarity, and Brett Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are his domino-playing buddies, employees of DC Scientific Pest Control, members of Big Sandy Methodist Church, members of Englewood Hulls Water System, friends and neighbors, Dr. Larry Skelton, staff of UAB Medical Center, and his walking buddy "Lady".
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Sandy Methodist Building Fund.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 7, 2009