On August 26th, 2019, at the age of 66, Billy Wayne Spence passed in peace with his beloved wife/ cherished friend, Kay Spence, by his side. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryant Spence. Billy is survived by his beloved family – Siblings BJ Kennedy, Coni Ross, Carlene Horne, Sandy Spence, Collene Skiles, Clifford Spence, Jr. and Sandy Bryant; daughter, Nichole Zander; his mother, Betty Bryant; his daughter-in-law, Jo Spence. Billy was the proud grandfather of Jaxon Spence and Madison and Mackenzie Zander.
In his early twenties, Billy served in the US Navy where he became skilled as a diesel mechanic. He was an Oklahoma resident for more than 30 years and most recently worked for Mid Con Carriers as a diesel mechanic as well as shop foreman. He loved animals, especially dogs (Pomeranians and German Shepherds were among his favorites).
Billy was a warm, generous, kindhearted man who deeply loved God, his family and his country. It was a comfortable pleasure to spend time with Billy because he was so good at making those around him feel valued.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 14th at 1:30 at St. James Episcopal Church, 8400 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73159. A reception will follow the service.
Billy was most comfortable in his jeans, so please honor him by wearing yours if you choose on this day.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wildcare Foundation at 7306 84th Street, Noble, OK 73068 or www.wildcareoklahoma.org .