James Dee Spencer Sr.,80, of Springfield, IL passed away on December 28, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.  He was born in Horse Cave, KY to Alfred and Anne Pearl (Watson) Spencer on June 12, 1931.  He was married to Rita McCarty; he then married Sherry Stevens; after he married Leta Underwood on November 18, 1994.  She Preceded him in death on April 19, 2011.  He was a retired Heating and cooling; James was a U.S Army Veteran serving in the Korean conflict and a member of the Witt Christian Church.

He is survived by brother, Stanley Eugene (Lorraine) Spencer of Horse Cave, KY, sons, James W. Spencer, Paul Spencer Sr.; Kenneth Spencer and Josh Spencer all of Springfield, IL, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by parents, sister; Mary Ellen Wells, Brothers, David Spencer and Randal Spencer, Wife, Leta

Visitation will be at 12:30 pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.  Graveside Rites; Will be at 2:00pm Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Rev. Nick Geisert officiating.  Interment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, Taylorville, IL  Sign on line guestbook at


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