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James "Jim" Spencer


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

James “Jim” Earl Spencer, age 76 of Oak Hill, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 11, 1945, in Paintsville, KY to the late Earl Spencer and Oga (Collins) Spencer.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Frances Spencer, whom he married December 26, 1987; his children: James Scott (Cathy) Spencer, Lora Wolford, Raymond Jesse (Lisa) Paynter, Barbie (Michael) Brown, William (Robin) Paynter and Steven (Marcy) Paynter. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Betty Irene Fraley, of Kentucky, Arnold (Gustella) Spencer, of Lucasville, Robert Spencer, Patty (Billy) Reed, of Boones Camp Kentucky, Ruby Glass, of Portsmouth; sister-in-law, Reatha Spencer, of Portsmouth, and a host of Amish friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Shell Spencer, Larry Spencer, Otis Spencer, and Wanda Sue Spencer.

Jim worked at Pillsbury and retired from there in late 2005. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man of tremendous faith and had a terrific sense of humor and always made others laugh with his ornery ways.

Public visitation will be held Monday, January 24, 2022, from 10:30-12:30 at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Graveside services will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to


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