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Junior Ray Spence
June 15, 1940 - July 5, 2021

Junior (Buddy) Spence, of Trumann departed this life on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 81 years, and 20 days..  He was born Saturday, June 15, 1940 in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann.  He was a veteran of Arkansas National Guard a retired employee of the Trumann School District and of the Christian faith.  Junior enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, bird watching and gardening.    He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Spence; one son, Kevin Spence; one sister, Mary Edgars and one brother, Dale Spence and his parents, Add Bertig and Mamie Spence.       He is survived by two daughters, Pam Miller and Cindy Mattix both of Trumann; three sons, Phillip Spence of Selmer, TN, Ricky Reed and Scotty Spence both of Trumann, AR; four sisters, Joanne Mullins of Jonesboro, Alice McPherson, Clytee Willis, Mavis Campbell all of Trumann; one brother, Billy Spence of Jonesboro; 20 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.      The family will receive friends Thursday, July 8th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann. A Celebration of Life will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Ricky Dobbins officiating.  Burial will be private.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net

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July 8, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Calvary Baptist
305 Bell
Trumann, AR 72472

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July 8, 2021
05:00 AM

Calvary Baptist
305 Bell
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Johnnie Kendall Mitchusson, Star city Arkansas says

    Sending condolences

  2. Billy Chaffin, Alabama says

    Sorry for the family’s loss. Will pray for your comfort.

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