Billy Burch Spencer
July 22, 1931  -  February 8, 2019

Billy Burch Spencer

Graveside Service
Woodbine Cemetery
200 E. Hermosa Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 am
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I served in the Army.

A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Woodbine Cemetery for Billy Burch Spencer of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Spencer, 87, died February 8, 2019 at Carlsbad, NM.

Ty Houghtaling will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Billy was born July 22, 1931 in Hewins, Kansas to John Spencer and Ines Butler Spencer.

He came to Artesia in 1939 from Kansas. On October 2, 1987 he was married to Bettie King in Artesia. She preceded him in death on November 27, 2018.

Billy was a pipefitter and crane operator for Navajo Refining for 39 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church, enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking and swedish weaving.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Bonnie Murphy and a daughter-in-law Carolyn Spencer.

He is survived by his sons Randy Spencer and wife Kris of Artesia, and David Spencer of Artesia; daughters Kathy Spencer and Tracie Cronk of Waco, Texas; step-daughters Diane Schultz and husband Frank of Arlington, Texas, and Vicki Wilburn and husband Garlyn of China Spring, Texas; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


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  1. Oscar Sosa
    Artesia, NM

    My most sincere condolences to the family. Bill was a kind man that I worked with at Navajo Refinery for many years. He was a pipefitter, truck driver, crane operator and finally a warehouse man in the years that I knew him. He was a very stout individual but very kind....I have many fond memories of Bill ......may he rest in peace....

  2. Susan Hudson
    Commerce Cith, CO

    Thoughts and prayers. God bless.
    Susan Hudson

  3. jean ellis
    Artesia, NM

    Sorry for your lost ,but we lost a good friend, but heaven is a little brighter because of him.prayer for all of the family

  4. Kim Davis
    Waco, TX

    To the Spencer Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Knowing Kathy and your recents struggles he is in a better place and living Free. He will always be in your heart and soulπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
    Mr Spencer, RIP and
    Thank you for your Service πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  5. Lilli Smart
    Sherman, TX

    David, I am so sorry for your loss.
    In prayers
    Lilli Smart

  6. Jackie and Julia Strebeck
    Hickory, MS

    Great memories of all of us cousins when we were younger getting together at Bill and Evelyn's. Grandpa and grandma Chaney too. Love each of you. Prayers as you bury Bill as we loved him too. So so glad we got to see him last summer.

  7. Karen Martin - (Mermis)
    Artesia, NM

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Randy, family and Kathy are in my prayers.

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