Joseph L. Spencer Jr.
JAMESTOWN - Joseph L. Spencer Jr., 48, of 6 Connecticut Ave., died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017) at Olean General Hospital. Born on Dec. 8, 1968, in Buffalo, he was a son of Joseph and Bertha L. Armour Spencer. Joseph was a graduate of Olean High School and received his associate degree from Genesee Community College. He had been employed by Inside Design in Lakewood. He enjoyed playing and coaching basketball, and in his free time he cut hair at his barbershop. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh and being a really hard worker who was devoted to his children, grandchildren and mom. He enjoyed the company of his dog, Lulu. Surviving are his father, of Olean; nine children, Tara Gayton of Olean, Joseph L. Spencer III of Jamestown, Shauna Caputi of Cleveland, Janice L. Spencer of Rochester, Kelsey L. Thomas of Jamestown, Haydyn J. Spencer of Cheektowaga, Jordan C. Thomas of Jamestown, Janaee L. Spencer of Rochester and Travon J. Spencer of Lockport; a stepdaughter, Sydney M. Widger of Boulder, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Justin Thomas Armour Spencer of Olean; special friends Stacey Thomas of Jamestown, Tracy Carnes of Salamanca and Amy Cason of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mom Sept. 21, 2013. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16, 2017) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Wes Gilbert to officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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