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Bessie Spencer

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Funeral services for Bessie Spencer, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Gray and Bro. Sam Sevier officiating.  Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Steven Spencer, Chris Spencer, Lex Spencer, Jayden Spencer, Chip Cammerer and Phil Jackson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold David Finley, Shane Tutt, Gene Neal and Wes Broumley.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Spencer passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Carriage House Manor Rehab.  Bessie was born on March 8, 1918 in Ridgeway, TX the daughter of David M. and Lillie Stewart Finley.  She married Haskell Spencer on March 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on June 4, 1990.  Mrs. Spencer was a graduate of East Texas Teacher College and taught school a few years in Brannom, Texas.  Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker who worked with her husband on the dairy farm. Mrs. Spencer enjoyed the outdoors, sports and never missed a game that involved her children and grandchildren who she loved very much.  She also enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center where everyone was like family to her.  Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Shannon Oaks Church.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Spencer and wife Tonda and Alan Spencer and wife Jan all of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Cathy Ramsey and husband Ron of Houston, TX,  grandchildren, Steven Spencer, Chris Spencer and wife Lisa, Lex Spencer and wife Philippa, Jobi and Jayden Spencer, Ron-Alyse Cammerer and husband Chip, great-grandchildren, Dylan Lowery, Kamri and Kylie Spencer, Morgan and Christyn Spencer, Chrichton Spencer, Ramsey and Carsyn Cammerer, step-great grandchildren, Shawn and Kevin Tutt, numerous nieces and nephews and a special caregiver for the last eight years, Debbie Shockey. In addition to the loss of her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Fred Finley and David E. Finley, two sisters, Mary Chapin and Susie Boyd and one grandson, Janson Spencer.

Memorials maybe made to the American Cancer Society at www.americancancersociety.com or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at CCFA.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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