Donald Spencer

April 6, 1930 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 91)



Donald E. Spencer, 91 years of age, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at UH-Geauga  Medical Center from complications due to Covid-19. Born at Nelson Township, Ohio on April 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Norton) Spencer. A lifelong resident of the Hiram and Nelson areas, Mr. Spencer had been employed at Geauga Industries in Middlefield as a Tool & Die Maker for 31 years. He also was a partner with his son Glenn in the Oil Field Servicing Company , Spencer’s Water Service. Gardening, and the family farm,  remained a part of his entire life, only leaving his heritage during the time he proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Spencer was well known for his racing of Standard Breed horses at Northfield Park, Wheeling, West Virginia, and Buffalo, New York. While his passing leaves a void to all, he will forever be remembered for his love of family, and their get togethers  for years to come. On June 20, 1952, he married Marilyn (Hertzog) Spencer who survives at their home. Also surviving are his children Glenn and Sandra Spencer, Paul and Maryellen Spencer, and Donna Spencer, all of Hiram. His sister Janet Phelps of Garrettsville, grandchildren Parker (Ashley) Spencer, Hanna (Jon) Vojtush, and Maddison (Charlie) Egli, and great-grandchildren Chip Vojtush and Wyatt Spencer also survive. He was preceded in death by his siblings David Spencer, Dorothy Spencer, Ruth Vancura, and Glenn’s son Richard Dyer. Visitation will be Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255, from 12:00 Noon-1:30 P.M., where his funeral service will then begin at 1:30 P.M. (Facial Coverings Will Be Required At The Visitation And Funeral Service).  Final resting place will then follow at Fairview Cemetery, Hiram, Ohio, with full military honors being provided by members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard, assisted by Mantua American Legion Post No. 193. His video tribute, condolences and memories may be viewed at

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December 18, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Green Family Funeral Home
4668 Pioneer Trail
Mantua, OH 44255
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Funeral Service
December 18, 2021

1:30 PM
Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service
St. Rt. 44 at Pioneer Trail
Mantua, OH 44255
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

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