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William A. "Bill" Spencer, Jr.

July 18, 1944 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 74)

William A. “Bill” Spencer Jr., 74, of Granville Summit, Pa. passed away April 17, 2019 at Guthrie Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit.

William Allison was born July 18, 1944, in Elmira, NY, to the late William A. and Mildred (Cole) Spencer. On May 3, 1963 he married the love of his life Connie Ayres in Canton, Pa. They shared nearly 56 wonderful years together and raised three children. Bill was a truck driver for the H. Rockwell Feed Mill in Canton for over 50 years, retiring in 2015. He also owned and operated, along with his wife Connie, the family’s dairy farm in Granville Township, Pa. for 25 years.

Bill loved the outdoors. Most recently, he took great pleasure in farming and haying with his son, his Hereford beef cattle, cutting wood, and was an avid collector of woodstoves. He was fan of football’s Washington Redskins and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Bill was a member of the Canton Bike Club traveling various places, some quite a distance. He was also a member of the Troy Vet’s Club, the Wheel Inn of Roaring Branch and was a life member of Canton’s Innes Hose Fire Department. He also attended Victory Church in Troy, Pa.

Bill's family and their well-being was of the utmost importance. He loved spending all the time he could with his family especially his grandchildren, which he loved dearly, and truly enjoyed supporting their sporting events they were involved in.

Surviving Bill is his wife; Connie Spencer at home, two sons; Mark (Michelle) Spencer and William L. “Billy” Spencer all of Granville, a daughter; Wendy (Kris) Wright of Troy, three sisters; Donna (Ralph) Rathbun and Darlene (Tom) Blasz all of Granville, Cheri (Rick) Hoover of Troy, a brother; Douglas Spencer of Troy, Grandchildren; Rachel (Cody) Martin, Chance (Kate) Wright, Jed Wright (Kayla Ward), Alaysia (Matt) Mashanic, Shantel and Marissa Spencer, Vance (Tori) Spencer and Macie (Mark) McClure, great-grandchildren; Spencer and Silas Martin, Sophia Wright, Olivea, Cooper, and Lincoln Mashanic, Braxton Spencer and Mya and Marshall McClure, his longtime best friend; Jack Moore of Canton, his special canine friends; Teddy and Louie, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by two brothers; Ron and Rick Spencer, an infant daughter on Oct. 16, 1963 and a daughter, Heidi Marie Spencer on Oct. 6, 1968.

The Family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23rd, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton with a celebration of Bill’s life following at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask you consider a donation in Bill’s memory to the Troy Trojan 3 Point Club, 18041 Rt. 14 Troy, Pa. 16947 or the Trojan Touchdown Club, 3976 Bailey Corners Rd., Troy, Pa. 16947. 

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