Floyd Alvin Spencer, 72 of Mexico, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City surrounded by his family.
Alvin was cremated and his ashes placed in the First Presbyterian Church columbarium in a private ceremony.
The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Mexico.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1941 in Mexico, the son of Russell Carl and Dorothy Beatrice (Day) Spencer.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. He had lived and worked in Missouri, California, Texas, and Illinois. He was employed at filling stations, brick plants, drove trucks and retired as a machinist in the oil industry.
He is survived by his companion Kay Moore Willis, of Mexico; children, Janet Smith and husband Brian, of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; James “Jay” Spencer and Annette Gentry, of Mexico and Brandy Spencer of Mishawaka, Ind. He is also survived by a son-in-law Keith Dooley, of Odessa, Mo. and 10 grandchildren, Kaylea Dooley, of Blue Springs; Allison Dooley, of Kirksville; Ryan Wilkinson and Whitney Wilkinson Roman and Carlos, of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; Morgan Wilkinson, of Philippi, W.V.; Brittany Spencer and Brooke Spencer, both of Columbia, Mo.; James Spencer, of Mexico; Ciera Spencer, of Springfield, Mo.; and Ellie Kaplachinski, of Mishawaka, Ind.; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Russell Spencer of Mexico and a sister Sandy Simons, of Houston, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Cynthia Diane (Spencer) Dooley.
Alvin was able to gift his corneas to the Gift of Sight program. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com