On Friday September 17, 2021, Edmond Lee Spencer entered Heaven’s Gate. He was born September 12, 1940, and was the son of Willis and Leoma Spencer. He was united in marriage 59 years ago to Carolyn Spencer on May 24, 1962.
Edmond was a long time over the road truck driver with a perfect over 1 million miles incident free driving record. To fellow truckers he was known by his radio CB handle “Rusty Nail.” After trucking, Edmond turned his focus to spending time with his loving wife and supporting his grandchildren in their activities. He could be seen at gymnastic meets, softball games, wrestling meets, football, track, basketball, and school concerts and plays cheering for those that he loved dearly. Edmond has three children Matt Spencer, Edmond (Eddie) Jr, and Becky Fetrow. He was a dad to his “outlaws” Darla Spencer and Kelley Spencer and son in law Bruce Fetrow. His grandchildren and great grandchildren loved him without exception: Dallas wells, Kasey Orlik, Hunter Spencer, Kaylyn Spencer, Dakota Spencer, Shyla Harris, Shyann Harris, Lilliana Salamone-Harris, and Barrett Orlik. Edmond was met in heaven by his loving wife of 59 years, his parents, and a sister.
Edmond could be seen daily at Town & Country Café, which he was part owner, greeting locals, regulars, and having trucker talk with OTR truckers who visited frequently to catch up with him. He served as mayor of Florence and served on numerous boards in town. Edmond loved having family get togethers and was first to serve himself at family meals. He gave love and received love from everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed and always loved.
Edmond’s family will gather with friends on Friday, September 24, 10 a.m. at the Christian Church of Florence, of which he served as an Elder, for his funeral service led by Pastor Mitchel Diemer. He will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence, following the service.
Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion is serving the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Christian Church of Florence Youth Group in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Marion, Kansas 66861. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Edmond at www.yazelmeglifh.com.