Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory

3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA


Thomas "Tom" Ray Spencer

January 19, 1960September 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas “Tom” Ray Spencer announces his passing on Sunday, September 8, 2019, after a brief illness. Tom was 59 years old. Tom was born on January 19, 1960, to Allen and Marlene Spencer in Minot, North Dakota. The family moved to Ojai when Tom was 9 months old. He attended the local schools and graduated from Nordhoff High School in 1978. Shortly after High School, he began working for L.A. Thompson Construction where he developed a love for operating heavy equipment. He spent over 40 years working through the Local 12, International Union of Operating Engineers. In 1985, Tom married Nancy Barkman, also of Ojai, and they were blessed with two beautiful children. Tom is survived by his wife, Chungui Yang, lovingly referred to as “Lucy”; his children, Kellye (Jerry) and Cameron; parents, Allen and Louise Spencer; brothers, David (Maryann) of Ashtabula, Ohio and Michael (Colleen) of Camarillo, California; sister, Marsha (Chris) also of Camarillo, California; and former wife Nancy. Tom also leaves behind many beloved family members, nieces, nephews, extended family, including his recovery family of 13 years. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Soule Park in Ojai starting at 1:00 P.M. (there is a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee). We welcome all who knew him to join us, share stories, laughter, and fond memories. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.


21 September

Celebration of Life Service

1:00 pm

Soule Park

Ojai, CA


Thomas "Tom" Ray Spencer

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Ted Farina

September 18, 2019

I’m going to miss you Tom. Tom was a joy to work with on the job site. I’ll always remember Tom and I would drink coffee all day and than hang out and talk after work until dark. Sometimes we would even prank one another and laugh hysterically. I’m going to miss you my friend.

Nort Colborn

September 18, 2019

It was a privilege to know such a kind and honest man. I will miss you, my Brother.

Kyle Geringer

September 16, 2019

Taken too soon. Your a great man, and a great friend. Best co worker I have ever had. You made me laugh like no other. I will miss you my friend. See you on the other side.

Wanda Malich

September 15, 2019

So very sorry to lose Tom! I loved his kind soul and gentle laugh. Sending prayers and love to all. May he rest in peace with our beloved family members.

Jimmy Ventura

September 13, 2019

I pray to the Spencer family that they have peace in their hearts and remember only the cherished thoughts of tom. I only new tom from school, we only lived a block away from each other so we would meet up at the recreation center to have a good time. Rest in peace brother.

Laurel Coughlin

September 12, 2019

Sending my love and prayers for comfort to Tom's family. I was so saddened to hear of Tom's illness and passing. I didn't know Tom very well because we lived so far apart, but I loved him just because he is my cousin.

Dean Urbatsch

September 12, 2019

Sorry to hear of Tommys passing Condolences to Family and friends