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Donald Spence

Donald Glenn Spence

Tuesday, October 23, 1951 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Obituary

Donald Glenn Spence, 68, of Winnsboro, passed away on June 28, 2020 in a Tyler hospital. Don was born on October 23, 1951 in Winnsboro to the late Cary Alvin and Gussie Spence. Mr. Spence worked for East Texas Bridge in Longview for close to 13 years as a Construction Superintendent. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Spence was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Paul, Joe, Charles and Jackie. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Kathy Spence; son Billy Spence, son Robert Spence and wife Suzanne, son Jason Darby; daughter Donna Roberts and husband Terry, daughter Tina Meredith and husband Michael, daughter Lisa Darby; brother Morris Spence and wife Frances, brother Cary Spence and wife Sue, brother Gary Spence; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, July 2nd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Beaty Home followed by the funeral beginning at 2:00 p.m. Bro. Ronny Spence officiating. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro
    Address
    816 W. Broadway
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro
    Address
    816 W. Broadway
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bro. Ronny Spence
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, July 2, 2020
    Location
    Pineview Cemetery
    Address
    FM 1647
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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Spencer&Family, Lander and Char

Posted at 11:00am
Rest Peacefully PapaDon- forever in our heart's-
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Charlotte Hampton

Posted at 01:29pm
Every thought I have of Don carries a smile with it- a loving PapaDon, a wonderful man I was blessed to call father in law- I was honored to have him enter my life and he will be missed beyond words- Love to All- my biggest hug to Kathy❤️

Miranda Keen

Posted at 01:16pm

The worlds coolest grandpa. Not a man of very many words at times. As well as the occasional grunts he would do, But then other times he was the man that filled the room with laughter. As a child I loved going to papa dons. He was the man I was going shake down for a dollar. He was the man that was going to have me pull up a chair and earn the dollar the good ole fashion way in a poker game. Some of my best memories were around the poker table. Then there was the papa don karaoke side of him. He sure thought he was a kenny Rogers of karaoke. Boy, did he do a mean gambler. He had the worlds greatest laugh. Then there was the soft side of him. The side that enjoyed his great grandkids and enjoyed being a great grandpa. He was so happy and proud to be a great grandpa. One of my favorite memories is when macie brought him her hot pink sun glasses and looked up at him, chunky two year old, piggy tale little girl and asked him to try them on and he did. And wore them with pride. Man was he the coolest.
This is how I will always remember him, the worlds coolest grandpa.
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