Don Spencer


Don Lee Spencer of Mesa, AZ formerly of Pampa, Texas was a loving partner, brother, uncle, and friend who passed away on November 5, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

Don was born September 3, 1932 outside of Pampa, TX on an oil lease. He was proceed in death by his parents, Charles and Mamie Spencer. He had three brothers that proceeded him, Morris Spencer, Henry Spencer, and Paul Spencer. He had one sister and her husband who proceeded him Clarene Laycock and Neil Laycock. He is survived by 3 sisters, Charlene Blalock Pampa, Janice Ferguson and husband Jim, Ft. Worth, TX, Katrina Bigham and husband Robert, Pampa. Eight nieces and 5 nephews.

He graduated from Pampa High School in 1950.

He lived in Pampa until he was drafted into the Military in 1953. He was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for basic training. When in the military, he was sent to Indianapolis, IN for advanced training after basic training. He was told that he had tested highest on the IQ than anyone that had taken the test. After training, he went to Germany to work in the Criminal Investigation Division. He became fluent in German while there. Later he was released in NY, NY and given a train ticket home. He went to work at Cabot until he moved to Denver, CO. There he worked in the Trucking Industry in the office most of his adult life. He retired from Red Ball Motor Freight after many years. Don and Tom McLean lived most of their adult lives in Denver, CO. They moved to Mesa, AZ when Don retired in 1990.

Don and Tom sold antiques for many years. They would spend two or three weeks in the Spring browsing antique stores back east. He loved to play Bridge.

He was loved by his family and friends and will be missed.