02/08/04 — HERBERT E. SPENCE

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EUREKA -- Herbert Earl Spence, 71, died Saturday at his residence.

Earl was born June 7, 1932, in Johnston County and was the son of the late L. M and Elsie Jones Spence. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Senior Master SGT, Com-munications Specialist, for 22 years. After his retirement, he owned Klean Rite Carpet Care and also worked for Piggly Wiggly in Goldsboro and Pikeville as a produce manager. He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Spence.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shackleford Chapel with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow at the Eureka Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of his son.

Mr. Spence is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Spence, of the home; son, Ed Spence and wife, Vicky, of Eureka; grandchildren, Matt and Will Spence both of Eureka; sisters, Shirley Spence and Ruby and her husband, H.L. Joyner, all of Clayton; brothers, Glen Spence of Fayetteville, Harry Spence and his wife, Shelby, of Garner and Dixon Spence and his wife, Joyce, of Clayton.

Arrangements are by Shackleford Funerals and Cremations.


Published in Obituaries on February 8, 2004 9:11 AM