Billy Gene Spence, age 79, of Joe Ward Fork, Van Cleve, KY, passed away Sunday, August 23. 2020 at his home after an illness. Born October 2, 1940 in Cromona, KY, son of Charles Paul Spence and Nellie Mae Beverly Spence. Billy served in the Navy during Vietnam and retired from the Army/Navy. He was a business owner with his wife Rosemary. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Paul Spence and Nellie Beverly Spence and three brothers Ronnie & David Spence, Roy Huff and two sisters Patricia and Carolyn Huff and his stepmother Juanita Huff Spence.
Surviving is his loving wife Rosemary Back Spence, and two daughters, Shawnta Spence,West Liberty, KY, Rachelle Spence (Hershel Adkins), West Liberty, KY. Three grandchildren, Nathan (Tiffany) Goff,Campton,KY, Toni Cheyenne Stone, Campton,KY, and Josh Adkins, West Liberty, KY. Two great-grandchildren Ryan Goff and Hailey Goff. (13) siblings, Jim Spence, Eva (Richard) Straub, Barbara (Jim) Pearce, Harry (Elaine) Spence, Ileane (Tim) Tuggle, Charles (Christine) Spence, Charlene (Joe) Atkinson, Wanda (Richard) Terrell, Ruth (Paul) Reeve, Donnie (Candy) Spence, Beth (C.B.) Cornett, Helen Spence and Bobby (Carol) Huff. Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY. Rosemary has requested, In lieu of flowers sent donations to, Rosemary Spence, 704 Joe Ward Fork, Van Cleve, KY 41385.
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