James A Spencer

November 7, 1949October 22, 2019

James “Spanky” Spencer, age 69, passed away at his home in Kokomo on October 22, 2019. Jim was born on November 7, 1949 in Kokomo to the late John and Leah (White) Spencer. After graduating from Kokomo High School with the class of 1968, Jim attended Ball State, and then Anderson University, where he played football. He worked for the Chrysler plant in Kokomo for over 30 years, retiring in 2006. On May 22, 1993, Jim was married to Kay (Fitzer) in Kokomo, and she survives. Jim was a member of the Kokomo VFW, Sons of the American Legion, and UAW 1166. He loved to play golf, and after he retired from Chrysler, he kept himself occupied by helping in any way that he could at the American Legion Golf Course. He was also an avid fan of Notre Dame football, and never missed watching a game. More than anything, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, Kay Spencer, Jim is survived by his son, Rex (Annie) Spencer; stepchildren, Brian Fitzer (Amber D. Smith) and Brook (Aaron) Smith; and grandchildren, Grady Spencer, Quinn Smith, and Jude Smith. There are no services planned for Jim at this time. Jim’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Kokomo Humane Society to celebrate his reuniting with his chocolate Labrador, Lilly.


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Felicity Rollins

November 8, 2019

Through a short time, I got to know Jim as one of my customers last spring, I grew very fond of him.

He was most certainly a man of refreshing candor, with the perfect twist of humor, and common sense. He always made me laugh! I was blessed to have spent time with him last spring.

My condolences to all of his family and friends. And Kay, I look forward to seeing you when your back in Florida, even if it is under different circumstances that anyone expected.

I am sure Jim will always be watching over us, most likely chuckling.

Cathy and Tim Kennedy - Chubb

November 6, 2019

Jim's passing is so difficult to comprehend that I have trouble expressing what is in my heart. You know, of course, that I have walked down this road and it was certainly a challenge. You are blessed with so many caring friends and family who are, and will continue to be, there for you. I am just a call, text, email away and will support you however I can. Lacking any other way to provide my contact info, phone 317-727-7683, email cath46033
@yahoo,com. I was unable to send a card as I lack either of your current addresses. My deepest sympathy and love to you and your family. Cathy and Tim

Nancy Smith

October 25, 2019

I was sorry to read of Jim’s passing.

I was impressed with his kindness.

I remember meeting all of you for the first time and thinking what a nice family.

Mike MIlligan

October 24, 2019

This news of Jim’s passing shocks and saddens me. Jim was a trusted brother and friend. God speed Spanky and God bless all of the family.