David S. “Dave” Spencer
David S. “Dave” Spencer, age 77, of Shiloh, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, as a result of the Covid-19 Infection.
Dave was born on January 5, 1944 in Johns Branch, War, WV to the late Lee and Percie (Robinson) Spencer. He was a graduate of Willard High School and furthered his education at North Central Technical College, receiving an associate’s degree in Engineering. Dave served his country in the United States Navy, where he was a Radar Tech on USS Estes during the Vietnam Era. After serving, Dave worked for American Baler in Bellevue from where he retired. He was a former member of the Willard Eagles and the American Legion. Dave was very fascinated with how the universe works and spent a lot of time researching and learning the topic, leading him to writing his book, How We Got Here, which was published. In his free time, he attempted to play guitar, was an avid reader, and watched many science fiction movies. Dave also enjoyed tinkering and inventing in his shop.
Survivors include his loving companion: Gloria Jean Brown and her family; brother: Chalmer “Duke” Spencer of Plymouth; sister: Linda “Katie” (Kevin) Lehman of Shiloh; many loving nieces and nephews; his faithful K-9 companion: J.J.; and his lifelong friend: Earnie Miller. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by an infant sister: Anna Ruth Spencer; and sister: Bess Lewis.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held and announced at a later date. Care for Dave and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Dave’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.