Friends and Fellow Poets/Writers – you can leave your condolences on the website for his family.
71, of Lowell, passed away at home with loved ones, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Survived by daughter, Lenore (John) Spitznagel of St. Louis, MO, grandsons, Nick and Ben, sister, Sandra Graves of Portage and loving companion, Doris Curless. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen and brothers, Ken and Paul. Tom attended Lowell First United Methodist Church, was a 1961 graduate of E. Gary Edison High School and Purdue in 1995. He was a Combat Engineer with the US Army, serving during Vietnam and past Commander of Lowell Am. Legion. A member of Tri Creek Historical Assoc., Friends of the Library, Gleaners, IN Writers Consortium, Write on Hoosiers, NWI Poetry Society, IN and National Federation of Poetry Clubs. Visitation will be Sunday, July 5th from 2-6 with Funeral Services Monday, 11AM all at Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, with Cremation following services. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Tom Spencer Memorial Poetry Fund through DeMotte State Bank in Lowell. www.sheetsfuneral.com
In memory of Tom Spencer
by Mary Couch
His voice, now silent by dark of night,
No spoken poems fall from his lips,
Where once his voice, wild and free,
Now hushed, it seeks to rest.
Yet echoes on wind,
His song of life,
Lived his way,