Joe Don Spencer, 68, of Amarillo, TX died Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Hillside Christian Church chapel.
Joe was born June 25, 1951, in Breckenridge, TX to Paul and Lorna Spencer. He was in the 1969 graduating class of Roscoe High School in Roscoe, TX. Joe then attended Ranger Junior College.
He married Karla Sells on October 13, 1973, in Pampa, TX.
In his early years, Joe worked at Holiday Rambler. Later he worked for Mapco for more than twenty-three years in Fritch, TX, and more than twenty years for Pioneer Natural Resources from which he retired. He was a reliable employee.
During retirement Joe enjoyed playing golf and loved to meet at Henry D’s with his fellow Pioneer Natural Resources retirees. He loved his family, NASCAR, and mowing the lawn.
Joe attended Hillside Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Spencer; and a niece Tammy Jo Petty.
Survivors include his wife, Karla Spencer, of Amarillo, TX; a son, Ricky Spencer and wife Ashely, of Columbus, GA; a daughter, Tracie Spencer, of Amarillo, TX; his mother, Lorna Mae “Nanny” Spencer, of Lubbock, TX; a sister, Linda Petty and husband Charles, of Lubbock, TX; five grandchildren, Brennan Spencer, Teagan Spencer, Ethan Colley, Emma Colley, and Duncan Spencer; two nieces, Paula Mercer and husband Bill, of Lubbock, TX, and Teresa Vaughn and husband Chris; four grand-nephews; and one great-niece.