Willie Spencer, Jr. was born March 18, 1939 in Armorel, Arkansas to Willie and Nancy Cammon Spencer. He was of the Baptist faith accepting Christ at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Barfield as a young man. Willie was a concrete worker and was known for his beautiful singing voice; he was given the nick name “Al Green” by his friends and family.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Eva Spencer, brothers, Robert Spencer, Lee Edward Spencer, George L. Spencer, and David Spencer; sisters, Tilda Spencer and Lowrene Spencer. On Thursday, October 1, 2020 Willie transitioned from this world at the West Memphis Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Tony Spencer and Gregory Spencer both of Benton Harbor, Michigan; four daughters, Emma Jean Davis, Carlette Spencer, Sharon Spencer, and Deanna Spencer all of Benton Harbor, Michigan; two brothers; Eugene (Madge) Spencer of Benton Harbor, Michigan; and Reverend Roy (Bimboli) Spencer of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Jerlene (Fessor) Lewis and Louise Spencer-Williams both of Blytheville, Arkansas; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews other family members and friends.
A walk-through visitation will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home, 1207 South Division Street, Blytheville.
Due to inclement weather, private funeral services for Mr. Spencer will now be conducted in the chapel of McDonald-Horne Funeral Home, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Roy Spencer will deliver the eulogy with burial in Gethsemane Gardens Cemetery.
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In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions social distancing will be required. Face masks are mandated to attend the visitation and funeral services. McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of services and arrangements.
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