Darrell Dean Spencer Sr., son of the late George and Eula Spencer, was born on September 2, 1942 in Oberlin, Ohio.
Darrell grew up in Lorain, where he graduated from Clearview High in 1961. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as an infantryman until his honorable discharge at the rank of specialist in 1966. He was a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War.
After his discharge, he settled in Seattle, WA working several jobs before being hired at the Washington State Liquor Control Board in 1974. After 20 years of dutiful service, he retired from the Washington State Liquor Control Board and returned to Ohio in 1999 to be closer to his mother and siblings, where he spent the remainder of his retirement enjoying nature, being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with his baby girl Sherie.
Darrell was known as the outdoorsman who took his children on countless camping and fishing trips when they were younger. He loved being outside in nature. Even in his advanced years, it was not uncommon to see him with a fishing pole in hand, headed to the nearest pond or lake to spend hours fishing.
Darrell is survived by his two sons, Eddy (Natalie) Spencer of Stone Mountain, GA., and Darrell (Pamela) Spencer Jr. of Marysville, WA.; four daughters, April (Clyde) Collins of Seattle, WA, Patrice Johnson of Kent, WA., Katrina (Caren) Johnson of Tacoma, WA., and Sherie (Kenneth) Trotter of Columbia, MO.; nine grandsons, Edwin Spencer of Seattle, WA., Devin Spencer of Marysville, WA., Dominique Ellison of Tacoma, WA., Donyae Piggot of Seattle, WA, Harold Scott Jr. of Seattle, WA; Jacobi Weekly of Kent WA., Trevion Spencer of Kent, WA, Jason Price of Seattle, WA, Kevin Jackson of Seattle, WA and .; six granddaughters, Dajenae Spencer of Marysville, WA., Jasminae Spencer of Marysville, WA., Kahelia Spencer of Seattle, WA, Nigeria Hardy of Tacoma, WA, Mercedez Johnson of Seattle, WA, Nicole Lee, PhD of Seattle, WA.; two brothers, Alva (Gladys) Spencer of Lorain, Ohio, and Joe Spencer of Grafton, Ohio; three sisters, Yvonne Hamilton of Sun City, CA., Sharon (Quincy) Land of Oberlin, Ohio, and Karen (Clyde) Robinson of Vienna, VA., and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by one son, DeJuan Johnson; four brothers, Dalton Spencer, Darwin Spencer, George Spencer Jr., Thyrin Spencer; and two sisters, Glenna Kolb, and Armeada Myrick.
A walk- thru will be held on Sunday, January 10 , 2021 from 2:00 P.M in Carter Funeral Home/ Elyria 127 West Bridge Street and Monday January 11, 2021 the “Celebration of Life” will be at 11:00 A.M. Social distancing and wearing of a face mask are required.
Our family would like to graciously thank Carter Funeral Home for taking precious care of our beloved Darrell Dean Spencer.
Our family wishes to thank everyone who have blessed us with prayers, cards, flowers, monetary gifts, and other expressions of sympathy. We appreciate your love, concern, and care during this time of sorrow.
God bless you.
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