Glenn Malcolm Spencer, 96, died peacefully July 15, 2014, at his home in Dunnellon, Fla. He had lived in Dunnellon since 1989.
He was born in Portland, Ore., and lived and worked in Crescent City. He served in the Army during World War II in San Francisco, New Guinea and the Philippines. For his exceptional service he was awarded the Pacific Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal with Bronze Star. During his overseas tours, Glenn wrote hundreds of poems and shared them with family and friends. He spent his career as a manager of power grid lines with Pacific Corporation, where he was recognized with the “Million Man Hour” Award for on-the-job safety.
In California, he served as a Del Norte County School Board member for many years and was very active in the Smith River Kiwanis. Glenn was a top-notch golfer, who played in the different leagues at the Del Norte Golf Course. He enjoyed teaching the sport to anyone who wanted to learn. He and his wife traveled across the country playing golf at various courses for numerous years. He also volunteered at the American Legion Post #58 in Dunnellon for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bernice Spencer, of Dunnellon, Fla.; a son, Harry Spencer, of Dunnellon, Fla.; grandchildren, Paige and Shane Spencer, of Clarksville, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Maura Conley, of Clarksville, Md.; and nieces and nephews: Marilyn Heyer, Carolyn Westbrook and Leslie Balmain of Smith River; Lester Spencer, Betty Spencer and Cathy Briggs of Crescent City; Barbara Trott of Santa Rosa; David Diconti of Fort Bragg, and Lois Forkner of West Bountiful, Utah. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Spencer, of Clarksville, Md.
Glenn’s good nature, gentle spirit and hugs will be missed by many. A man of his caliber and character does not come along often.