American Veteran 04

Gordon Spencer

May 24, 1936 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 86)
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Obituary

Gordon Spencer was born May 24, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harry (Chief) & Mary Spencer. At the age of 86 he passed away on September 2, 2022 in Sedalia, Missouri. Gordon grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. At age 17 he joined the Air Force where for most of his time he was stationed in Alaska. That is where he fell in love with the mountains and everything outdoors. When his service time ended he returned to Kansas City to the love of his life, Diane Elaine Hetzler. In 1958 he and Diane were married. Two years later they had their first son, Gordon Kevin Spencer followed in Two years with their second son,  Phillip Glenn Spencer.  Their third  son Lonnie Allen Spencer was born 10 Years Later.

Gordon and Diane enjoyed traveling and had many adventures in their married years, including gold panning in Alaska. They spent many years in the Missouri,Kansas & Oklahoma area but absolutely loved calling Wyoming home for over 20 years .Gordon had many talents and could handle most any project that came along.  He had many jobs including Fuel-man for a major airline, truck driver AND trucking dispatcher.  During his life he also owned an Airplane, Motel, Grain Elevator, A Trucking Company, and a Farm.

Gordon loved his family and even in his last days he always loved hearing about the things they were doing.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Diane Spencer, Their 3 sons Kevin (Monica) Spencer, Glenn (Lisa) Spencer, and Allen (Lindsay) Spencer. 9 Grandchildren Scott(Devyn) Spencer, Shane(Shanna) Spencer, Shannon(Justin) Shaffer, Kacey(Jordan) Spencer, Brittana Spencer, Steve Spencer, Samantha Spencer, Brooklyn Spencer, Eliza Spencer, and 9 1/2 Great-Grandchildren;  2 brothers, Bob Spencer, David Spencer, 1 Sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry & Mary Spencer and 1 Brother Donald Mitchell,

Family requests that donations be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project in Gordon Spencer’s name.


Services

Viewing
Saturday
September 17, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:55 AM
Schwab Funeral Chapel - Thayne
211 Jepperson
Thayne, WY 83127

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Schwab Funeral Chapel - Thayne
211 Jepperson
Thayne, WY 83127

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
September 17, 2022

Etna Cemetery

Etna, WY 83118

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