Larry Edward Spencer, 64, Neosho, died June 23, 2014, at his home, following an illness since December 2013.

Larry Edward Spencer, 64, Neosho, died June 23, 2014, at his home, following an illness since December 2013.  

Larry was born July 26, 1949, in Neosho, and lived most of his life in Neosho and the Stark City area.  He worked for more than 30 years at FAG Bearing, doing machine repair. He had coached T-Ball, Girls softball, Boys baseball and played slow pitch softball.  He served on the Neosho Rec Board and was a FFA member in high school. He was an avid coon hunter, an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan and enjoyed spending his Saturday mornings with buddies at Charley’s Grill and Sunday morning breakfast with buddies at the Green Forest Café.  Larry and Cathy (Hammer) were married on March 15, 1969, at Neosho and she survives.  

Also surviving are two children, Lori Ruark and husband, Greg and Chad Spencer and wife, Tracy; five grandchildren, Bradley and Jessica Spencer, Jordan Spencer, Spencer Ruark and Garrett Spencer; and a sister, Anna Shaw and husband, Al.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Louie ‘Junior’ and Opal Spencer.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Neosho IOOF Cemetery and Lewis Marion will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Brown, Paul McClendon, Delmar Hunke, Tommy Jack, Paul Wilkerson and Charlie Gray.  

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Neosho High School FFA Chapter or East Newton High School VO-AG Charitable Foundation, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.  

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.