John S. Spencer Sr., 87, of Dallas, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.
He was born in Carbondale and graduated from Dallas High School. He was married to Frances A. Kozick, the love of his life, for 29 years before her passing.
He owned and operated Lehman Golf Club, first with his father, Sam, and then with his son, John Jr. from 1953 until his death. John loved his family and made all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel like they were his favorite.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army in England. John was a member of George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531; F&AM, Dallas, Irem Shrine; the Anthracite Golf Association; Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post 672, Dallas; and the United Penn Bank Board. He worked for 17 years for Thomas Garrity selling real estate in addition to running the golf course.
He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.
He loved to play golf and cards. Tuesdays and Thursdays were his regular card-playing days with friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel G. Spencer and Alice Tompkins Spencer; his wife, Frances Spencer; and his granddaughter, Nicole Spencer.
He is survived by children, Mary Fiske (Matt), Kingston; Ann Stearly (Jay), Phoenixville; Elizabeth, Dallas; Joanie Yamrick (Frank), Dallas; Alice, Dallas; John Jr. (Kim), Dallas; Sam (Shelley), Trucksville; Frank, Wilkes-Barre; and Jenny (Jamie), Trucksville; grandchildren, Maria Fiske, Anna Fiske, Erika Stearly, Megan Koren, Samuel Stearly, Kaelee Stearly, John Yamrick, Kayte Yamrick, Bethany Crompton, Karen Yamrick, Rebecca Spencer, Allison Spencer, Abby Spencer, Colton Spencer, Brittany Spencer, Kasey Spencer, Cassie Bobyak, Kennedy Spencer, Madeleine Spencer, Spencer Bowanko and Colin Bowanko; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Center, c/o P.O. Box 370, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612; the Back Mountain Memorial Library, c/o 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, PA 18612; or to the donor’s choice.