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Spencer D. Gipple

September 22, 1984March 19, 2020

Spencer D. Gipple, 35, passed away at his home in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday March 19, 2020. Private funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 24 with a Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date.

Spencer was born in Raleigh on September 22, 1984 to Dale and Debbie Gipple. An avid sports fan, Spencer loved to play basketball and soccer. Some of his happiest memories were the times he spent playing Douglas basketball and soccer with his life-long friends on the Bears.

As a talented writer, Spencer wrote for the Daily Tarheel at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, Spencer pursued a career in Information Technology. He enjoyed music, traveling with his dad, playing golf, and cheering on the Tarheels. People will remember Spencer for his sense of humor, his “silky smooth jump shot,” and his dominance in fantasy sports.

Spencer is predeceased by his father Dale Gipple on June 1, 2018. He is survived by his mother Debbie, sister Emmie, and countless family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Raleigh Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at cff.org or 7101 Creedmoor Rd #130, Raleigh, NC 27613.


  • Private Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Spencer D. Gipple

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Cindy Lusk McCallops

March 27, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about Spencer. As you navigate this difficult time, please know that you are in our thought and prayers . It is obvious from all of the beautiful comments that Spencer was an exceptionally kind person and surely will be missed by many. Love to you and Emily. Cindy and Bill Lusk

Dora Mccallops

March 25, 2020

We are so deeply saddened by your profound loss of Spencer. Debbie and Emmie our thoughts and prayers are with both of you right now. The losses you have both had to endure are more than anyone should ever have. We love you both dearly and are here for both of you now and always. All of our love, Aunt Dora and Uncle Bob

David Mobley

March 24, 2020

I will always cherish the memories of Spencer and the Bears Soccer Team and the many fun times we had together! Likewise, we had many special times with the Apache Indian Guides Tribe with Dale and Spencer and the other Dads and Guides! Spencer's humor and unique approach to life will be missed!
Coach David

Jerry Bernstein

March 24, 2020

Opening the paper today and seeing Spencer's picture and announcement of his passing brought tears to my eyes. I remember so many times seeing him, Emmie and mom and dad in the office. Such fond memories I have of Spencer growing and developing into such a nice, mannerly young man. Seeing him face his difficulties with nary a complaint placed him in a very remarkable group of strong men.

I weep with you in your loss, but what a wonderful job you and his Dad did in giving him such a good life and caring for him always.

Dr Bernstein and those who cared for him at Raleigh Pediatrics

Craig Scates

March 24, 2020

On behalf of Spencer's colleagues at Resolvit Resources in Raleigh, I'd like to express our sadness and condolences on his recent passing. Even though he was only with us for a relatively short time, we enjoyed getting to know Spencer and working along side him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this season of loss. In lieu of flowers, our team will be providing a donation to the Raleigh Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jason Curtis

March 24, 2020

Spencer was one of the first people I met when I started at Red Hat. The guy busted his tail to build his career at Red Hat, going from working in the mail room to being front line support for Customer Support.

One lasting memory I will always carry with me is one day I brought my daughter to work and Spencer took time out of his day to show her how to install Fedora on to her computer and showed her how to be a command line hero. The time her took to work with her and answer her question was amazing.

He was a Tar Heel True and Through. Go Heels my friend and RIP.

Ann King

March 23, 2020

I smile thinking about you and my Dale Baby being together, having a laugh as only the two of you could do ! Somehow it brings peace in this sadness we’re feeling.
Sweet man, I’ll miss your hugs, your funny comments, and that unconditional love you had for all in your circle. You are/were and always will be special to me. I’ll hold you close to my heart and know I’ll see you again. Rest In Peace where you are celebrating being well ! I love you, my cousin.

Matthew Gross

March 23, 2020

Spencer was my best friend and such a wonderful kind hearted person. I loved his sense of humor and wit! I'm going to miss watching ACC basketball, playing golf and navigating through life with my friend. I love you Spencer, rest in peace my friend... We'll pick up where we left off someday.

Dona Gipple

March 23, 2020

Walking thru 35 years of memories of Spencer and sorting out my favorites....memories that include his witty banter with his family....a particular personal favorite.....family member had commented about someone being an “astronomical” engineer instead of aeronautical engineer and Spencer paused for only a nanosecond before quipping...that’s some da*% big engineering Uncle (3 guesses😊)...he made us laugh and made us cry and I’ll miss his long armed hugs and listening to our favorite David Gray songs....

See you later sweet funny Spencer...give my love to your Dad

Joanne Evans

March 22, 2020

Spencer, one of my first preschool students I had the pleasure of teaching. An outstanding favorite! That led to a wonderful lifelong friendship with your family that carries on today. Our deepest sympathy to Debbie and Emmie. Lots of love and way too much loss for you both. Spencer is now safely with God and Dale. Debbie and Emmie, you are here on this Earth with family and friends to support you until you meet again! You are amazing! Much love and prayers. BREATHE!