November 9, 2012

Eli Spencer

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Eli Spencer, 80, of Orlando, Ky., (Rockcastle County) passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

He was born in Perry County, Ky., Aug. 18, 1932,  the son of the late Jeff and Phoebe Spencer. He was a retired truck driver for Greer Brothers and loved his CB radio.

He is survived by his companion of over 30 years, Lucille Stewart of Orlando; four sons, William Lee Spencer, Charles Ray Spencer, Gary Lane Spencer and Herbert Wayne “Bub” and Beverly Spencer, all of London; a daughter, Rose Ann and Brian Colwell, also of London; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Asie Spencer; and three sisters: Edith Jones, Ruth Litteral and Opal Bailey.

Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Dowell & Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Mt. Vernon, Ky., with Brother Tommy Miller officiating.

Burial was in the Poynters Chapel Cemetery in Laurel County at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

Friends called at the Dowell & Martin Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.