Howard G. Spencer, 95


Howard G. Spencer, 95, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Decatur County Hospital. Born April 1, 1920, in Hammond, Indiana, he was the son of Malita (Wirt) and Melvin Spencer.
He married Ila Kilbourne on May 24, 1944, in South Carolina, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1999.
Howard served in the Air Force as an aviation mechanic during World War II. After the service, he became a millwright for Youngstown Steel.
Pop's Diner was opened in Greensburg by his granddaughter as a tribute to him, and he took great pride in it. Howard liked reading western novels, taking care of his granddaughters' horses and putting out a vegetable garden until recent years, when his health prevented him.
Family is what mattered most to him. He delighted in being around the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, spending as much time with them as he could.
He is survived by his daughters, Jill McCon of Amado, Arizona, Glenda Landers of Greensburg; brother, Kilmer Spencer of Griffith, Indiana; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Woodard, Robert and Francis Spencer; sisters, Ina Barnie and Lovina spencer and one grandson.
Howard's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no visitation. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville.
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Published on January 6, 2016
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