Harry G. Spencer,
90, of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord and his
loved ones in Heaven on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
He and his wife,
the late Barbara Cooley, were happily married for over 60 years and raised
three children, Carolyn (Douglas) Hren, Richard (Marcy) Spencer, and Beverly
(Christian) Litscher. They had seven grandchildren and six
Harry was born in
Baltimore, Maryland on August 10, 1924 to Edward L. and F. Louise Spencer.
He remained in the Baltimore area until he graduated from high school when
he answered his nation’s call by enlisting in the U.S. Army during one of
the most critical periods in our country’s history. He was stationed at
Pearl Harbor after the devastating attack in 1941. He served as a radio
operator and, to his credit, was the soldier who decrypted and relayed the
message to the Base Commander that the allies had won the war. Harry’s
military service was extended when he was called back from the reserves to
help serve in the Korean War.
Harry was employed
by Bethlehem Steel in Burns Harbor, Indiana, for 35 years before retiring to
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. While there he was active in his church, the
Hot Springs food pantry and also the local Kiwanis Club, who bestowed upon
him the Tablet of Honor, Kiwanis’s highest award for service.
The Spencers moved
to the Lebanon area in 2002, to be closer to family. Harry loved his church
and Sunday School class and spent many happy hours in his woodworking shop
making crosses to give to his many friends and family. He was a loving and
honorable man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In accordance to
his wishes, there will be no services.
Strawymer and Drury
Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, IN is in charge of his arrangements.
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