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We belong to God; not only for a few fleeting years that we call life, but foreternity. God is on both sides of the river. He walks with us during our earthly life and is there to receive us for our eternal life. We are in God’s presence in life, death, and everlasting; yet we must cross the river to receive our crown of life. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding take away all your tears.
Clarence Spencer, Sr., was born on December 8, 1935, to Ned Spencer, Sr., and Omega Maxwell in Liberty County, Georgia. Clarence was educated in the Liberty County School System. He entered the working world at a young age to help take care of his family. Clarence was a deacon at Haven Sheffield United Methodist Church. He was a man of great faith who prayed for his
family and loved ones. Clarence was a friend to many, as he rarely met a stranger. Clarence loved the outdoors. You could always find him doing something with his hands. He could build, repair, and figure out almost anything he set his mind to do.
Most importantly, Clarence loved family more than anything. Their home was a home to many throughout the years. He was most proud of his five sons, as he often told others. He also spent a lot of his time making unforgettable memories with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clarence was a very dedicated, hard-working, and entertaining individual. There was absolutely no topic of conversation that he would not include by adding some form of humor into it. Even in his humor, he gave countless stories filled with advice, life lessons, and wisdom. Clarence owned
and operated a landscaping company for several years. The work of his hands has beautified golf courses, church properties, residential properties, and so much more. He took great pride in his work and produced every finished product with a spirit of excellence. Clarence remained physically active until the time of his transition. He would always say, “I look good, and I feel good.”
Even though his strides became a little slower during his final days, he was determined to let nothing stop him.
On December 31, 1955, Mr. Clarence Spencer, Sr., was united in holy matrimony to Pearl Louvenia Smiley. Their union was blessed with five sons: Clarence Jr., Ellis, Rodney, Michael, and Victor.
After the passing of his wife of sixty-five years, on August 3, 2021, Clarence’s world changed completely. His heartfelt prayers to be reunited with Pearl were answered when he peacefully departed this life and entered eternal rest on the evening of Friday, November 11, 2022. He was preceded in death by his son, Ellis Spencer; siblings, Ned Jr., Thomas, Arthur, Donald, Matilda Grant, Alice Frasier, and Maybelle Bruce.
Clarence leaves to deeply treasure his memory and carry on his legacy: his sons, Clarence Spencer, Jr.(Renae), Rodney Spencer (Lola), Michael Spencer (Kathy), and Victor Spencer (Angela); his only surviving sibling, Claretha Bright; sisters-in-law, Edith Smiley, Morean Morman, and Earnestine Smiley; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who love and miss him
dearly, several nieces, nephews, and many sorrowful friends, as all who knew him knew that he was one of a kind.
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