Mr. Spencer Doane

Passed 07/23/2019

Obituary for Mr. Spencer Doane

Spencer Kellison Doane died on luxurious satin sheets in his home on July 23rd, 2019. He joined The 27 Club, and your boy is definitely jamming out with Kurt Cobain. Spencer was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Tara Coyle and Jeffrey Scott Doane on August 4th, 1991. He lived in Gardner, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2008. He attended Gardner-Edgerton High School and Walton High School. He was attending Georgia State University, where he was studying philosophy with the intention of going on to law school and pursuing a career as a public defender. He was working as a line cook at Gato Bizco Cafė, where he fed people breakfasts full of love. He was a Leo sun, Gemini moon, Capricorn rising. Spencer brimmed with love and gratitude for the people in his life. Countless friends of Spencer insist that he was more than just their friend--he was their brother. Spencer engaged with the people in his life consciously, ensuring that he left each person he met better than he found them. He certainly did. He made a point to not waste a second with any person, but saturate every moment with life. He paid his entire attention to every tiny thing the world had to offer. Incredibly sentimental, he held onto numerous trinkets--a ring found on a sidewalk, a picture of a friend, a flower from a walk--to preserve every possible experience and emotion he could squeeze out of life. He lived fast and he lived hard and he loved so, so much. He loved art, poetry, skateboarding, music, junk food, and coffee. He could pull off a wifebeater like no one else. He was an effortless paragon of taste in everything that he enjoyed, from books to music, art to film. He loved Don DeLillo and Albert Camus, Frank Zappa and the Wu-Tang Clan, Anselm Kiefer and Andrew Wyeth, Harmony Korine and Charlie Kaufman. Spencer created prolifically, writing many songs and poems over the course of his life, but he wanted to be the ultimate audience. He wanted a front row seat to his friendships, to breathe in what his friends created. Spencer is joining on the astral plane his father Jeffrey Scott Doane, grandfathers Kenneth Kellison and Bert Doane, and grandmother Laura Doane. He is survived in the hearts of his lover Katherine Beaman, mother Tara Coyle and partner Lee Robinson, sister Hillary Doane, brother Jack Coyle, sister-in-law Jill Coyle, sister Madeline Mudd, nephew Nolan Doane, mother-in-law Martha Beaman, father-in-law James Beaman, grandmother Mary Kellison, uncle and aunts Kenny and Debbie Kellison, Randy and Pam Doane, stepmother Marcie Mudd, cousins Andrew Kellison, Kale and Shayla Hoffman, Hadley Doane, and Hayden Doane, as well as friends innumerable. He was 27 and never learned to draw.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:00 pm at Grissom-Clark Eastlake Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday, July 27, 2019. 404-373-3191. www.grissom-clarkfh.com


Guest Book

Spencer was and is my brother, growing up with Spencer from childhood to adulthood was a blessing you truly would've had to experience it to know. Having such talented brothers in life is wild, we share very different lifestyles and mindsets and he always praised me on my ability to be good with money, life and finding success at such a younger age than him. Those things are meniscal when you think about the joys of life and how people like Spencer dont care about money or things of that nature like normal society but instead care about love, learning, skating and passionate love-making lol but for real he had such a passionate and caring soul towards even complete strangers and sometimes it felt as though he cared more about his friends than me his own brother but towards the end of his life we became closer and bonded more, before I left for the military I was always able to tell him how much he meant and that drugs were not gonna help him in experiencing true nirvana and wisdom in life, His love for the beat generation, authors, poetry, skating and music was a very special kind of love, I will never forget you Spencer, I wonder what your thoughts on the coronavirus would've been lol

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hillary & Nolan I pray Peace and Comfort in your time of grief and pleasant memories of your dear Spencer. All the Best ~ Tonya C.

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My thoughts and prayers are with Spencers family and the many friends and folk blessed to have met and known him. Our home in East Cobb had for many years a “revolving door” and a screened porch and yard that played host to so many talented and creative souls. Spencer was among them. I personally had the pleasure of driving Spencer and Josh Peters along with my daughter Hope to Oakwood in a 2 door coupe. It was always a sight to see Spencer and Josh squeeze themselves into the back seat. Never a complaint always grateful for the ride. I do however remember one “lively” conversation which started when a comment was made about the song that was playing on the radio at the time and Spencer offered his opinion. (Which was not complimentary) I think it might have been about Beyonce. Clearly we weren’t listening to Spencers choice of music. We would stop at La Suprema bakery sometimes and Spencer was so polite and chose bread and butter with sprinkles which seemed such a modest choice and I wondered if he was just being polite but as always so appreciative. Spencer your memory will live on in the lives of those who knew you. Rest in Peace Catherine Wright

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Spencer was a true inspiration! The Oakhurst Recovery family has lost a wonderful young man. Spencer was an excellent and creative artist in my art program at ORP. He became a personal friend and constantly entertained us with his guitar, created unusual art pieces which frequently included poetry, and could endlessly discuss which books he was reading. My heart will always miss him! Wanda Rose Stewart

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My husband and I are in absolute shock! Spencer and our grandson, Josh, grew up together. Spencer visited with Josh in our home here in Newnan many times. He was always kind, polite and very talented! I always enjoyed it when Spencer, Moose, Josh and other friends sat in our gazebo with their instruments jamming to the music that they loved! He is loved by so many. Our deepest prayers for all who loved him and that would be everyone that met him. You made an impact on so many Spencer! Much love, Brenda and Mark Mitchell (Gammy and Pop)

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Spencer!! So many reasons I looked forward to seeing him. I can’t count the ways, but I already miss the sound/tambre of his voice, the way even a slight change to his hat , or a clean wife-beater! , or the new mustache changed his look so radically. His “cool” seemed so natural and unaffected. He was ripe, slippery mangoes with tajin.

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Spencer shared many books with me, he was funny and matched wits like no one I had ever met. Truly missed. -R.D

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Spencer, my real life Anthony Kiedis. You were a force to know and your energy was inspiring. You were truly one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. You warmed my heart with passion and love. Rock on, Spence. I love you. -Jullee

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Spencer and I use to skateboard from morning to night everyday for many years.. Spencer was a absolutely amazing person and a amazing friend to have growing up. He will be forever missed. RIP Spencer lots of amazing memories.

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Spencer was one of Oakhurst Recovery Program finest fellows to pass through our program. He was brilliant, poetic, funny, musically talented, artistic, and a kind young man. The people he touch here at ORP will miss his spirit. Love, peace, and Happiness......Virgil Algee Jr Executive Director s

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