Cloyd William Spence, 71

March 20, 2009

AUG. 9, 1937-MARCH 18, 2009

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Cloyd William Spence, 71, of 2170 Mount Hope Road, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital of amyloidosis.

Born Aug. 9, 1937, in Mount Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late James E. and Gladys V. Kime Spence.

He was a 1945 graduate of Gettysburg (Pa.) High School.

Before retiring in 2000, he was a machine operator for Westinghouse, presently Schindler, in Gettysburg.

He was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent, lay leader, usher, served on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board, and helped care for the cemetery.


He was a member and secretary of the Adams County (Pa.) Fish and Game Association, and a member of the Cashtown (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Co., Fairfield Volunteer Fire Co. and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Kepner Spence, whom he married March 28, 1958; two daughters, Penny Lou R. Spence and Brenda Sue R. Spence, both of Carroll Valley, Pa.; one son, Jeffrey W. Spence of Mount Hope, Pa.; one sister, Mary Wetzel of the Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa.; two brothers, Ralph Spence of Ardentsville, Pa., and Harman Spence of Gettysburg; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Hope Shaffer, Anna Neely, Mae McCrone and E. Jean Spence; and six brothers, Olmer Spence, Clark Spence, Carroll Spence, James Spence, Wayne Spence and Paul Spence.

A memorial service will be Sunday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Orrtanna, Pa. Pastor Suzanne Elliott will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, c/o Deb Shelleman, 210 Pine Ridge Lane, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.

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