Zeno Spence, 94, died at home Thursday, June 3.

He was a portrait painter and artist for more than 67 years.

Son of Dr. Zeno Baker Spence and Mamie Worth Culbreth, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia P. Spence; children, Edward E. Spence, Nora Spence Bulow, Mamie Spence Weatherspoon and Anne Eden Spence; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held.

No visitation.

Any memorials to the Arts Council of Wayne County or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church would be appreciated.