Donald R. Spencer
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NEWPORT NEWS - Donald "Donnie" Reynolds Spencer, 70, a lifelong Peninsula resident passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 surrounded by his family.
He graduated from Newport News High School, the class of 1956, and was a member of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1956-1959. He owned Timberlake Home Improvement for 41 years. He made his home and living in Gloucester for over 28 years, putting his stamp on many homes and businesses throughout the county. He was a charter member of Open Door Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eunice Spencer.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy T. Spencer; his three daughters, Stacey McKittrick and Susan Waldman of Denver, Colo., and Amy Spencer-Westerkamp of Gloucester; his son, S. Brent Spencer of Richmond; his brother, William L. Spencer Jr.; and his sister, Janet Verrell, both of Newport News; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Clarence Hilling and the Rev. David Ryerse. A reception will follow at Open Door Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Open Door Baptist Church, 14 Deep Creek Rd., NN, VA 23606 or The American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, NN, VA 23606. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2009.
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May 5, 2009
Nancy, I am still at a loss of words. It seems like it was only yesterday when You and Donnie were so kind and thoughtful visiting us to provide support for Dorothy. We will always remember your kindness. I pray that God will ease the pain that you and your family are now going through. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Dot Mcdonald
May 2, 2009
Nancy and Family,
I am very sorry about Donnie. I feel I have lost a brother. What a man! Every time I step foot in my shop,I think of Donnie, and I think I always wil. Never met a person who was so kind, talented and down to earth. The only problem I ever with Donnie was to get him to take money for his great work. Love you all!
Robert Seaford
April 22, 2009
Dear Spencer Family,

I am so sorry for your enormous loss. My heart and prayers are with you.
Susan Christie
April 22, 2009
I love it that you've gone hi-tech dad. I miss you already.
Amy S-W
April 22, 2009
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brenda from Tom Wilke State Farm Insurance
Brenda H. Armistead
April 22, 2009
Nan and I send our condolences to Nancy and family. Donnie did several jobs for us over the past 25 years and a friendship was developed. Donnie was well known in the Middle Peninsula area for his quality work and honesty. God Bless.
ben higgins
April 21, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
James (slim) Long
April 21, 2009
Mom and I were shocked to read of Donnie's passing. We send our sincere sympathy. He was a great friend to Mom and me. My Dad (who is gone now) loved him and his wit. He did a beautiful job on our putting siding on our home and the new windows.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Donnie will really be missed.


Pearl and Faye Hutchinson
Faye Hutchinson
April 21, 2009
Nancy & Family: Our Condolences.
We share your loss of Donnie & hope you can
have Peace in that his pain is over & he is with his Lord.
Bruce & Charlotte Sims
April 21, 2009
My heart goes out to you and your family as you go through this difficult time. I will never forget how kind and caring Donnie and you were in getting our house ready for Julius and me to move back to Bena.
Renee Benton
April 21, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We count it a blessing having you both as friends and part of the Newport News family.
betty & slade dunn
April 21, 2009
Nancy & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra & Joe Filippo
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