NEWPORT NEWS - William Leslie Spencer, 76, a lifelong Peninsula resident passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He graduated from Newport News High School, with the class of 1953, and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1956. He worked for the C&P Telephone Co., for 32 years. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, a football coach with the Sanford Pee-Wee Football program, Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 6 and a previous member of the Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eunice Spencer; as well as his brother, Donald "Donnie" Spencer; and his sister, Janet Verrell.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judy Spencer; his children, Greg Spencer, of Virginia Beach, Va., Sharon Stilwell, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Dana Cooper, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Leslie Youngblood, of Galveston, Texas; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Peninsula Memorial Park by Michael Simone, the Senior Pastor of Spring Branch Community Church of Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association
, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula, 11825 Rock Landing Drive, Chesapeake Building, Newport News, VA 23606. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.