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James D. “Jim” Spencer

April 29, 2014

James D. “Jim” Spencer 53, died Tuesday, May 29, 2014 at his Newton residence.  He was born December 2, 1960 in Newton, Kansas to Lawrence “Tony” and Julia “Judy” (Thomas) Spencer.  Jim was the owner/operator of Spencer Construction providing construction and concrete work in Harvey County area.  He was a member of the Newton home builders association and helped with habitat for humanity homes in the area.  He greatly enjoyed helping people and sharing his construction knowledge.  Jim also enjoyed collecting pipe wrenches through the years and had a vast display of all sizes of wrenches on his shop wall.  He greatly looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.


Jim is survived by his father Tony of Newton, KSl; a son Julion Spencer of Newton, KS; daughters Erica Montana Spencer of Newton, KS and Brandy Constanceo of Dallas, TX;  brothers Anthony and his wife Cidra Spencer and Dennis Spencer both of Newton, KS; sister Angela Tumwa of Portsmouth, VA.  He is also survived by one granddaughter Elaina Barnella.


Jim is preceded in death by his mother Judy


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 3, 2014 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Newton


Memorial is suggested to the Jim Spencer family fund for funeral expenses in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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6 thoughts on “James D. “Jim” Spencer

  1. Jim was a wonderful man that will be greatly missed! We send our prayers and love to the Spencer family and all that were touched by his life. We are so blessed to have called him family and will miss him!

  2. I have a lot of fun and crazy memories growing up with Jim. I caught his pitches for years in Little League. He made the people around him better. Prayers for you and your family my old friend.

  3. Jim and I met just a few years ago, as we shared some common life situations. He was so genuine and approachable.You who were family,no doubt, will have many comforting memories. Sincere sympathy.

  4. Dara and I send our deep condolences to the Spencer family. Thoughts and prayers be with you all.

  5. Jim was a courageous man that wanted to live his life to the last. Our sympathy and condolences to his family.

    Frank Smith Family

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