Robert D. Spencer

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Robert D. Spencer

November 10, 1942 - March 07, 2019

Robert D. Spencer Robert Douglas Spencer, 76, passed away March 7, 2019 at 3:40 a.m. at his home, surrounded by the people he loved.
He was born Nov. 10, 1942 to Jacob and Ethel Spencer in Wolf County, Kentucky. Robert spent most of his childhood in Peru.
Doug spent his younger years horse riding, coon hunting and horse trading, growing up to work at Stokely Vancamp's before heading to a career for the Indiana Department of Corrections.
"Spence," as he was commonly known, served his time in Michigan City, Westville and Branchville before he retired after 32 years and nine months of service.
Whether you called him Dad, Grandpa, Bob, Doug or Spence, he was known by many and respected by all.
Spence married the love of his life and his favorite wife, Paulette, in 2014. Dad was preceded in death by his favorite child, Mark (Lisa) Spencer in March of 2018.
Dad is survived by his brother, Norris Spencer of Nashville, Tennessee; his favorite daughter, Patty (Jeff) Moore of Logansport; his favorite baby boy, Brian (Brandi) Spencer of New Albany; and his favorite clergyman, Father Brian Esarey of Leopold.
Grandpa was the maker of all things great which included toy boxes, coat racks, clocks, reindeer, porches, doll houses, pancakes and tacos. He spent his free time in the water fishing for bluegill or crappie or working on projects to help those he cared about. He was the person who could go to trade a mule and come home with a trailer full of "stuff," including the mule.
Grandpa is survived by grandchildren Mikey, Shauna, Lori, Missy, Kimber (Charlie), Kyle, JD and Danny, Sam, John, Tammy, Haley, Emily and Kayla, Deacon, Nathan and Chloe.
Bob was preceded in death by his son, Mark; daughter, Kimberly; his parents, Jacob and Ethel; and siblings, Chester, Leona, Lormal, Nellie, Virginia, Abihah (Beige), Bobbie Jean and Ernest.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with funeral services being held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Jim Howard will officiate. A private burial will be held at German Ridge Cemetery near Oriole.
Memorial contributions may be made to German Ridge Cemetery, Oriole.
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7 posts

Tim Vernon and family
Mar 09, 2019
So very sorry Brian! Your father was one of the best men I have known. And was usually a strong man! But l remember a time we came to visit your family back when Josh was a little boy. Your father loved messing with kids. Any way your dad went to pick josh up over his head and put Josh's head right into the ceiling fan. Fan blades thudding on his head. Josh was ok! It was priceless all color left your dads face thought your dad was going to faint!
Mar 09, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Bob was a good person. I have good memories of him and thought he was a great father in law to me years ago. Patty and Brian and the rest of the father is in my prayers.
Vicky Preflataish
Mar 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Paulette you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Gordon J Husk
Mar 08, 2019
So sorry to hear this. God bless the family.
Barbara Heeter
Mar 08, 2019
Thinking of you floods my mind of many memories and laughter and of course huggs from my Uncle Doug ! You will be missed dearly pass out some huggs for me in heaven . I know your at peace and celebrating with family !! Much luv your niece Barbie
Kaysie Savage
Mar 07, 2019
My deepest condolences to you & your family Brian. Sending blessings & good vibes for strength to get you & your family through this trying time.
Jerri Torrey
Mar 07, 2019