Russell Spencer 1926-2017

COLUMBUS — Russell Spencer, age 91, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec.15, 2017.

He was born in 1926 in Warren, a son of Leo and Margaret Spencer.

He was a member of VFW Post 4719 Gahanna, The American Legion Lodge 797 Gahanna and Holy Cross Orthodox Mission.

Russell was passionate about many things in life including hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his brother, Earl (Sally) Spencer; daughter, Gerri (Robert) Mills; grandchildren, Michele (Baxter) Fullerton, Cheryl Mills and John Battaglia, Pamela (Bill) Wiley, Michael Mills, Scott Baird and Julianne (Shawn) Lee; six great-grandsons; eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of over 50 years, Helen Spencer; parents, Leo and Margaret Spencer; and siblings, Maryann Baker and Kenny Spencer.

Friends and family may call 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229.

A funeral service will directly follow at 11 a.m. processing to Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Russell’s memory, to Holy Cross Orthodox Mission.

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