Leonard Farris Spencer, 82, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at his home.
He was born on February 9, 1939 in Lynchburg, Missouri, the son of Frank and Norma (Quinn) Spencer. He was raised in the Lynchburg community and was saved and baptized at the age of 16 in Mill Creek near Lynchburg.
Leonard met his future wife, Sharon Garrison, on a blind date and they were united in marriage in May of 1962. To this union a son, Kerry, was born. Shortly after, they moved to Kansas City where he worked in construction; from there they moved to Columbia, Missouri, before returning to the Lynchburg area where they farmed until finally settling in Cabool.
Leonard enjoyed farming and raising all kinds of animals: cattle, sheep, dogs and birds. He loved spending time with his family and faithfully attending church until his health no longer permitted.
Leonard was preceded by his parents; his wife, Sharon; a sister, Bonnie Willhite; and two brothers, Glenn and Dorsey Spencer.
He is survived by his son, Kerry Spencer and wife Tammy of Cabool; grandchildren, Cody Spencer and wife Makayla of Sparta, Missouri, Trevor Spencer of Ozark, Missouri, Sheena Page and husband Chris of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Travis Spencer and wife Sylvia of Iowa, and Catlin Crawford and husband Ty of Gainesville, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Alex, Aiden, Maddi, Cooper, Henry and Kayson; as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2021, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Cabool Cemetery with Steve Spencer officiating. Pallbearers were Trevor Spencer, Cody Spencer, Alex Hehner, Aiden Hehner, Chris Page, Travis Spencer and Chuck Howard. Honorary pallbearer was Jim Rogers. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.