October 22, 2021
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Stephen Ray Spence

Services for Stephen Ray “Steve” Spence, 59, of Emory were held on December 19 at Bright Star Baptist Church in Alba. Bro. Jerry Jackson officiated.

Interment followed in Pilgrim Rest #1 Cemetery in Emory. Pallbearers were Marcus Haney Clay Harvey, Jason Wells, Angel Wayne Kirkpatrick, Randy Traylor and Dusten Spence.

Mr. Spence died on December 16, 2019, at his residence in Emory. He was born on February 18, 1960, in Dallas to Roy Lee and Margaret Delois Kirkpatrick Spence. On June 21, 2001, Steve married Donna Alayne Warner in Wood County. He lived most of his life in Emory. Steve was a very giving, Godly Christian man with a servant’s heart and was known as “Pop” to his grandchildren.

Mr. Spence is survived by his wife of Emory; parents of Emory; son, Andrew Spence and wife Courtney of Alba; daughter, Amber Haney and husband Marcus of Alba; step-son, Blake Oelrich of Austin; brother, Keith Spence of Emory; sisters, Aleta Wells and husband Milton of Emory and Thresa Matthews of Emory; six grandchildren, Layla, Emma, Sadie, Addie Mae, Owen and Cullen; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home.