Ricky Dean Spencer

Ricky Dean Spencer, 60, of Mound Valley, died at 1:14 P.M., Monday, June 26, 2017 at the K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City. Among survivors is his wife, Darlene, of the home.

He was born May 24, 1957 at Parsons, a son of Ernest C. and Ione (Meeks) Spencer. He grew up in Altamont and attended school there, graduating from the Labette County High School in 1976.

He was united in marriage to Darlene Myers of Dennis on June 9, 1978 at Mound Valley. The couple lived two years in Parsons and settled in Mound Valley in 1978. He was first employed at a printing company located in Miami, OK from 1976 until 1978. He then began working at the Flesh Company at Parsons and was currently employed there. He also worked many years for Byrd’s Auction Service and farmed land he owned.

He was a member of the Mound Valley Christian Church. For many years he volunteered with the Mound Valley Fire Department, Station 785. He enjoyed being outside and attending to his farm animals and his dog, Lady. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters and sons in-law – Gretta and David Byrd, Mound Valley, KS, Jeanna and Clay Diediker, Parsons, KS; one son – Shane Spencer and companion, Jenna Oram, Dennis, KS; eleven grandchildren – Chasity and Byrce Byrd, Mound Valley, KS, Annie Spencer, Dennis, KS, Hallie Johnson, Parsons, KS, Brady, Sheldon Landyn, Shaylee, Aubrey and Krislyn Diediker, Parsons, KS; his mother – Ione Spencer, Altamont, KS; four brothers and sisters in-law – Bill and Denise Spencer, Altamont, KS, Bob and Pam Spencer, Bartlett, KS, Randy and LeAnn Spencer, Altamont, KS, Charles and Renee Spencer, Welch, OK; one sister – Shirley Carson, Parsons, KS; one half-brother and sister in-law – Marvin and Susie Spencer, Wichita, KS.

He was preceded in death by his father – Ernest Spencer, two half-sisters – Evelyn Towner and Geraldine Stotts; and a half-brother – Myrle Spencer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Mound Valley Christian Church with Pastor Stuart Ward and Rev. Marty Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday at the church. Friends may call at the CARSON-WALL FUNERAL HOME after 8:00 A.M., Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Mound Valley Fire Department and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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