Leslie Allen “Al” Spencer, age 74, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home in Kendallville. Al was born in Versailles, Kentucky on September 24, 1944 to the late Leslie C. and Lucille (Mullins) Spencer. His family moved from Kentucky to Kendallville in 1963 where he graduated from Kendallville High School later that year. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963-1968. On September 27, 1969 at Wayne Center United Methodist Church near Kendallville, he married Viana Jane Friskney. For 30 years, Al was a meat cutter with Maloley’s Grocery Store in Kendallville and Fort Wayne. He retired from Mickey’s Towels and Linens in Fort Wayne in 2006 as a delivery route supervisor. After he retired, Al was a driver for several years with Noble Transit Systems in Kendallville…a job he loved. Al was an avid golfer and he attended First Christian Church in Kendallville.
Wife, Viana Spencer of Kendallville.
Son, Chad and Michelle Sutton of Kendallville.
Daughter, Tara and Michael Riehm of Decatur, Indiana.
Four grandchildren: Bailey Sutton, Garrett Sutton, John Thomas ”Jack” Riehm and Grayson Riehm.
Sister, Cheryl and Billy Cunningham of Fort Wayne.
Brother, Danny and Karen Spencer of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Sharon Spencer of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Spencer.
Memorial services will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church in Kendallville with Pastor Robert Farmer officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. A funeral luncheon will follow the memorial service.
Burial with military honors will take place at a later date at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, Noble County Council on Aging, or Parkview Noble Hospice.
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