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Gary Spence Obituary

Gary Allen Spence
Gary Allen Spence

May 26, 1934 - October 19, 2016
Born in Great Falls, Montana
Resided in Powell, TN


Spence, Gary Allen--age 82 of Powell, TN, passed away from complications of Alzheimer's Disease shortly before his beloved wife, Edna Mae Acuff Spence. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He was a beloved husband and father.

He is preceded in death by mother and stepfather, Cora Spence Visocan and Tom Visocan; daughter, Patricia Spence Pruitt.

Survived by daughter, Debbie Spence Collins (Powell); grandchildren, Jason Bragg (Powell), Elizabeth Robinson (Jackson, TN), Matthew Collins (Atlanta), Lauran Collins (Chattanooga); great grandchildren, Jordan Bragg (Powell), Makayla and Bailey Robinson (Jackson, TN),;sisters, Beverly Medford (Springfield, OR), Shirley Murphy, Karen Haugen, Dea Shumpski, all of Great Falls, MT; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Hal Johnson, Becky Haun, Sara Pixley and Danielle Rickert.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, October 24, followed by a funeral service in Stevens Chapel at 7 p.m. with Chaplain Frank Dudley officiating.

Family and friends will meet 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 25 at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 9:30 a.m. committal service with full military honors presented by East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard.

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Stevens Mortuary
1304 Oglewood Ave
Knoxville, TN US 37917
Monday, October 24, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stevens Mortuary
1304 Oglewood Avenue
Knoxville, TN US 37917
Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 PM
East TN Veterans Cemetery (New)
2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN US 37920
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:30 AM
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