Jerry Dick Spencer, formerly of Ada, was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Otto, Texas, to William Wilkens and Annie Jackie Spencer. He graduated from Marlin High School and attended Sam Houston Institute of Technology.
While attending Sam Houston, he met and married JoAnn Laurie, who passed away in September 1985. He later married Jean Bell of Ada, who passed away in October 2011.
He worked as a salesman and radio station manager of KEBE in Jacksonville, Texas. He moved to Ada to work as a salesman for KADA radio, where he became general manager of KADA and KWSH radio stations in Wewoka.
In 1978 with a partner, he built KASX Radio in Ada. Later, he became general manager of KWSH in Wewoka, then co-owner of KWSH.
After selling KWSH, He and his lovely Jean retired to Mineola, Texas, where they enjoyed the fishing and socializing with their neighbors at Lake Holbrook.
He was preceded in death by his wives, JoAnn and Jean; his parents; his brother, William Wilkins Spencer Jr.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Spencer; brother-in-law, Ben Earle Laurie; and granddaughter, Karleene Rene' Walters.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Standlee Spencer/Sherry of Mineola, Texas, Wayne Spencer/Patti of Shawnee, Terry Bell/Sheila of Ardmore, and Berry Bell/Terry of Elgin, Illinois; his daughters, Cheri Porterfield, Oklahoma City, and Kerri McCaskill/Keith, Victoria, Texas; grandchildren Samuel Spencer, San Diego, California, Samantha Spencer, Oklahoma City, Katherine Elizabeth Spencer, Seminole, Alexander Spencer, Seminole, Amanda Payne, Oklahoma City, Kristy Russell, Oklahoma City, Tracy Oliver, Florida, Richard Porterfield, Austin, Texas, Monica Porterfield, Edmond, Jennifer Bell, Ardmore, Jamie Bell, Oklahoma City, Adrienne Daniels, Bartlett, Illinois, Brooke Bell, Indy, Indiana, Eric Bell, Chicago, Melody Birdsong, Austin, Texas, Kelsey McCain, Little Rock, Arkansas, Michelle Rucker, Sommerville, Texas, and Nicole McCaskill, Duncanville, Texas; nephew, Ronald Spencer/ Cathy, Dripping Springs, Texas; nieces, Sue Boesl/Henry, Dripping Springs, and Patsy Cofer/Bill of Sabinal, Texas; 27 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren, the youngest born Nov. 15, 2017.
Besides his family, a few of his accomplishments were bowling a 300 game in a Dallas bowling tournament; making a hole in one in a Meridian, Mississippi, golf tournament; refereeing basketball; being a radio sports commentator; being active in the Rotary Oklahoma District Governor; calling bingo games; serving as president of the residents' association of Autumn Winds Assisted Living; and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer's Research or Leukemia Research.
Published on November 27, 2017