William L. SPENCER
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.

Published by Daily Press from May 6 to May 7, 2012.
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My deepest sympathy to the Spencer Family. I had many conversations with Billy at the Roost, he was entertaining, intelligent, and a gentleman. One of my fav's at the round table.
Deb Clark Ward
Deb Clark-Ward
May 12, 2012
Rest in peace, my North End friend. Thanks for teaching me how to drive a car.
Charlie Hilling, North Ender
Charlie Hilling
May 9, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.....
Sincerely, Jenny Littlefield
May 9, 2012
Judy, Sharon, And Greg,
Billy was a man in his own and I have known him for 38Yrs and introduced my sister to him. Billy is in a better place than any of us know, but a great loss on our daily feelings. God Bless You all
Bob Seiple & Fsmily
May 8, 2012
I never walked into the Spencer house without a big ol' "hey Matchoo" from Mr Spence. I loved him dearly and will be eternally grateful for his love and guidance. Greg and Sharon, love u both and my heart goes out to you. I am sorry I cant be there with you.
Matt Yarborough
May 7, 2012
Keeping you both in my prayers. I know what you are going through right now. I have been there. Bobby Eversole
May 7, 2012
Greg & Sharon,I am really sorry to hear of Billy's passing.He was a great man & good friend. I know how you are feeling right now. We lost Dad in nov. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Tommy Gibson
May 6, 2012
Deepest symapthy to all the family. God Bless

Constance,(Connie) Reynolds Scott
May 6, 2012
Bob,Judy and Family- I was truly sorry to read about Billy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nancy Lewis
May 6, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Jimmie & Sara Reynolds
May 6, 2012
Judy and Family we are so sorry to her of Billy's passing. He is now in a better place and sitting at the round table with all the other Roost buddies as we will always remember them..we love you and are thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Johnny & Cindy Overman
May 6, 2012
Greg and Sharon,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a special man. He always made everyone around him smile. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
Jennifer Schroer Highsmith
May 6, 2012
Billy, I will always love you for always treating me like your sister. I have lost the last of my childhood now. Rest in peace. I love you, Sweetpea
Faye Jackson
May 6, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill's Family. Bill was an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 6 in Denbigh when our son Kyle joined the Troop. We believe that Bill and the other Scoutmasters and Scouting in General helped develop Kyle into the Man he is today, We will be forever greatful to Bill and the Troop.
Ron and Bev Rogers Troop 6 BSA
May 6, 2012
Dad,your continued love,support,guidance and everloving friendship will be missed dearly. Your "little buddy"...greg
Greg Spencer
May 6, 2012
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