Arthur Ray Spencer, Jr., 53, Rochester, passed away at 9:38 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his mother’s home. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
On April 6, 1966, he was born in Fulton County. Named for his dad, he was the treasured son of Arthur Ray Sr. and Judy Mehrley Spencer. He was a lifetime Fulton County resident, graduating in 1985 from Rochester High School.
In Rochester, he and Paula Fugate were married on Sept. 29, 1985.
As a talented mechanic, he worked for Dave Hurst Farming and Trucking of Athens. To relax, he could often be found fly fishing at the Woodlawn pond. He loved fishing and would always catch, then release. He also enjoyed computer gaming and surfing the “net.”
Left to cherish the memories of Junior are his mother: Judy Spencer, Rochester; four sons: Raymond (Sara) Spencer, Mentone; Ryan (Ariel) Spencer, Argos; Brandon (Cheyenne) Spencer, Rochester; Blaze Spencer and fiancé Lyne Macaya of the Philippines; five grandchildren: Mason Lee Spencer, Macie Jade Spencer, Marie Lillyann Spencer, Peyton Lee Ann Spencer, Nova Star Spencer; a sister: Kim (Stan) Witmer, North Manchester; a brother: Stacey Spencer and fiancé Amber, Rochester; and life friend: Paula Bruner, Rochester.
Preceding Junior in death is his father: Arthur Ray Spencer Sr., on May 4, 2016.
Family services celebrating Junior’s life will be held at a later date.