MAHOMET – Ralph Spencer, 76, of Mahomet, formerly of Homer, passed away at 3:37 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 21, 2012) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Cremation rites were accorded. There will be a private service at a later date. Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., Homer, is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Homer, a son of Richard H. and Nellie Davidson Spencer. He married Deanna Temple Talger. Surviving are one daughter, Gwen (Eric) Courtney of Monticello; one son, Shawn (Tracy) Spencer of Naperville; three grandsons, Jackson, Maxwell and Layton Spencer; and two sisters, Molly Shoaf of Homer and Rose Ann Porter of Columbus, Ind.
Ralph was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Homer High School Class of 1954. He was also a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he worked for many years and retired in the contract division. He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking, and he was an avid Cardinals fan.