Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Gary Thomas Spence Sr.

May 25, 1952March 17, 2020

Gary Thomas Spence Sr., 67, of Roanoke passed away, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was born in Stillwater, FL. May 25, 1952 to William and Mary Spence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy, George and Paul Spence.

He is survived by his son, Gary “Sean” Thomas Spence, Jr.; daughters, Michelle Spence and Crystal Spence; grandchildren, Sierra Spence, Tori Spence, Narrisa Spence, Devin Spence, Kelsey Spence, Angel Spence, Tiffany Spence and Dylan Spence; sister, Wanda Riley. also several great grandchildren.

Gary worked as a painter. He loved Virginia Tech sports, the Dallas Cowboys and Nascar. Most of all he enjoyed being a very loving grandfather and great grandfather.

All services will be private.


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Gary Thomas Spence Sr.

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Gary Wright

March 21, 2020

I knew Gary for such a long time in the mid to late 70s like Harvey said we are all in our separate ways as we started living our own lives with kids and grandkids. I really enjoyed those times and it seemed that we all grew up together at the time at Roy's house and I often think about those times remember how good they were even though we did have some bumpy roads along the way. He will always be remembered as a good friend and the good times we had together and we will miss you Gary may you rest in peace .....Gary Wright

Harvey Riley

March 20, 2020

Sorry to hear Gary has passed. I knew Gary from a very early age, We all grew up together in Roanoke area up until the mid to late 70's and everyone just went their own way. I will be praying for the family to get thru this sad time.