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Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Wednesday December 9th, 2015
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bethany Baptist Church
Thursday December 10th, 2015
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Jimmie L. Spencer, LTC USAF

Jimmie L. Spencer, LTC USAF (Ret.), age 79, of 105 Barksdale Circle, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.Born in Walhalla, he was a son of the late James "Red" Montgomery and Nell Gillespie Spencer. Mr. Spencer graduated from The Citadel and had a 28 year Air Force career as a Navigator and Electronics Warfare Officer with the SAC (Strategic Air Command) having served two tours in Vietnam. He also served in senior command staff positions with HDQS USAFE - Germany. He attended St. James United Methodist Church, was an aviation enthusiast and served with the Laurens County Airport Commission as manager and treasurer with his good friend Sammy Wham.Surviving are his children, Montgomery Spencer (Jeanne) of Clinton and Mark Spencer (Ginger) of Hickory, NC; significant friend, Marti Yagelowich and her family, Kara and Bill Horner and their children, Thomas Hughes and John Calvin Hughes, all of Laurens.Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Walhalla conducted by Rev. J.D. Putman, Jr. with Full Military Honors.Visitation will be at The Kennedy Mortuary on Friday, January 19, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any military related organization or to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jimmie L. Spencer, LTC USAF (Ret.) please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Evergreen Memorial Park
970 Highlands Hwy.
Walhalla, SC, 29691


JAN 19. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary

606 West Main Street PO Box 282

Laurens, SC, 29360



JAN 20. 2:00 PM (EST)

Evergreen Memorial Park

970 Highlands Hwy.

Walhalla, SC, 29691

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Most sincere condolences to Montgomery, Mark, Marti and her family! We are so concerned about what happened to Jimmy the last couple of years-didn't receive e-mails anymore and could not locate! Lt Col Fred W. Sternenberg (Jan) , USAF, Ret. 10600 Settlers Tr., Austin, Tx 78750 So sad!

Jan Sternenberg Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences!

Wendy Powell Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM

I had the honor of taking care of Jimmy's father, while working for DHEC Home Health many years ago. Fine family, loved his mother, and she loved Jimmy so much. They were also my grandparents neighbors for many years at Watts Mill Village and worked in the mill together.Many prayers for the family. May GOD bless you.Sincerest sympathy,Donnis Quinn

Donnis Quinn Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

Evelyn Rankin sent a virtual gift in memory of Jimmie L. Spencer, LTC USAF (Ret.)

Evelyn Rankin Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

We grew up in Watts Mill together, I can remember him playing his trumpet, now it will be playing for him

Evelyn Rankin Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

As a staff officer in Germany, Lt Col Spencer was my immediate supervisor for several years. He was always hard working, friendly, cheerful and immensely supportive. Much to the dismay of us jet fighter types, he was always ready to regale us with B-52 war stories. I sure wish I could hear one of those stories again. He will be missed.

Ed Smith Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmie USAF

Ingris Palmer Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

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