Richard William Spencer, 69, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

Richard was born May 18, 1949 in Rogers City to the late Albert and Carla (Richards) Spencer. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 20, 1978, he married Karen Moldenhauer. Rich enjoyed his time with family, camping, and hunting.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Karen; six children, Judi Spencer (Jere McLaren), Laura Spencer (Jamie Frazho), Juanita Spencer-Krawczak, Richard William Spencer II (Jill Paquette), Lorie Allen, Tonya Spencer; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Arthur Spencer, Linda Millard, Cora (Don) Haske, Julie Jansen, Patricia (Gene) Nelson, Dean (Sharon) Wirgau, Ira (Amy) Wirgau, Lester (Triki) Wirgau, and Harry (Tammy) Wirgau.

Richard was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Melvin; and sister, Kandy.

A memorial service will take place in the spring. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.