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Jack Eugene Spence

January 21, 1931 ~ November 7, 2012
November 11, 2012
Jack Eugene Spence, 81, of Yorktown, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 21, 1931, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late John and Evelyn (Ash) Spence.

Jack was a 1950 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the rank of corporal.

He was employed as a truck driver for Marsh Supermarkets and retired after over 35 years, of which he served as their senior driver for the last 10 years. Jack was a member of the Yorktown United Methodist Church in addition to the American Legion, VFW and 40 & 8.

Survivors include loving wife of 62 years, Carolyn Spence of Yorktown; sons Terry (Jackie) Spence of Bonners Ferry, and Doug (Lynna) Spence of Selma, Indiana; daughters Marcia (Ken) Kelly and Peggy (Jack) Shafer, both of Yorktown; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Taffy II. He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Jerry Spence.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday November 12, 2012, at the Garden View Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow immediately at 2 p.m. with Pastor Cindy Osgood officiating. Burial will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s National Association for Research, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018, or to Ball Memorial Hospital Hospice, 2401 West University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47303.

The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff for all of the care and compassion given to Jack during his many stays at Ball Memorial Hospital.

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