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Spencer Allen Honey

April 3, 1943 — July 5, 2024


Spencer Allen Honey

 Spencer Allen Honey was born on April 3, 1943, and died peacefully, after a short hospice stay at CHI St. Vincent on July 5, 2024.

 After starting his life in Stoutland, Missouri, Spencer moved with his family to Kansas City, Missouri, where Spencer graduated from Park Hill High School. He came to Ouachita Baptist University in the fall of 1963, but joined the United States Marine Corps in the fall of 1964. After completing his four years as a Marine, with honors, he returned to Ouachita where he graduated with a degree in business administration in 1971. In May of 1972, Spencer married Judy (Freeman) and they established their home in Arkadelphia. Prior to a car accident in 2001, Spencer was very active in community affairs. He served as a Boy Scout master for Troop 24 and Troop 75, taught Sunday School, coached youth soccer teams for both of his sons, was County Chair of the Clark County Republican Committee, served as secretary of Arkadelphia Rotary, and planned fund-raising events for the ambulance services and March of Dimes. He had a varied career history from probation officer to nursing home administrator. Spencer was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church, where he served as an usher for many years.

 He was preceded in death by his youngest son, David Honey, and by his parents, Ruby and William G. Honey, and his two brothers, Dennis and Clayton Honey. He has a sister, Kerry Jolly, living in Rolla, Missouri. His wife, Judy Freeman Honey, son, John Honey, and daughter, Lisa (Andy) Ross survive to cherish his memory.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, from 10 until noon at Ruggles-Wilcox Chapel. A graveside service will be held following the visitation at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Brother Stan Parris officiating. Spencer loved being an American and supported several veterans’ programs, including Tunnels to Towers and Wounded Warriors. Memorials may be given to these or to Second Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home-Arkadelphia/Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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4647 Pine Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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