Dewey M. Spencer
Dewey M. Spencer
  • May 18, 1925 - August 19, 2017
  • Palm Beach Garde, Florida

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Dewey M. Spencer died on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Treasure Coast Hospice House in Stuart, Florida.

Dewey was born on May 18, l925 in Dickenson County, VA, son of the late Lanis Spencer and Belle Long. In his early years, Dewey and his brother, Lance, enjoyed a professional Bluegrass music career as “The Spencer Brothers.” Their acceptance to the Grand Ole Opry was interrupted by WW II when both brothers joined the US Marine Corps. Dewey reached the rank of Corporal and served as a gun captain on Tinian Island in the Pacific.

Following his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1946, Dewey went to Detroit, MI where he met his wife, Patricia, and joined Kings Uniforms Co which he later owned and operated. During his years in Detroit he loved boating in the Great Lakes and was an active member of the Detroit Yacht Club. In 1972, Dewey retired and moved to Stuart, Fl where he had a successful career in real estate, retiring again in 1992. Skilled at playing his cherished mandolin and fiddle, he and his brother continued to play music to the delight of many friends and family well into their later years.

Dewey was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Fecteau Spencer, and his brother Lance Spencer. He is survived by two sisters, Janice Campbell (husband Sam) of Ohio and Ruth Carter of Saxapahaw, NC; his daughter Deborah Gantz (husband Al); grandson Charles Gantz (wife Noelle); and great grandson Owen Gantz.

Dewey will best be remembered as a loving family man and a great communicator. He was a superb story teller, relaying detailed recollections from what was a full and varied life. Most important to Dewey were the values that were instilled in him while growing up with a simple life in the mountains of Virginia.

The family will receive friends between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday Aug 24 at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL. 34997. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Aug 24, at 11:00 AM at St. Christopher Catholic Church, Hobe Sound, Florida.