James Earl Spencer
James "Jim" Earl Spencer Sr., 76, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and formerly of Springfield, Ill., and Sunbury, Pa., passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, at his home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1943, in Springfield, a son of the late William R. Sr. and Margaret V. (Patkes) Spencer. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother William of Carbondale, Ill.

In life, Jim worked in sales and customer service.
He was a life member of East End Hose Company of Sunbury, a former member of the Northumberland Moose Lodge and the Sunbury Elks Club. He was also selected for America's "Who's Who" for business achievements.
In his leisure time, Jim loved doing crossword and sudoku puzzles. He was a master joke teller and had a joke for every occasion. Jim also traveled extensively for business but enjoyed visiting his family and friends the most.

Jim is survived by a large and loving family, including his devoted wife of 54 years, Jane Grissinger Spencer; his daughter, Stephanie McKinney and her husband Todd of Sunbury; his son, James and his wife Tara of Paxinos, Pa.; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Ashleigh McKinney, Noah, Ryan and Aidan Spencer; his sister, Sharon Bollinger of Sunbury; and many nephews, nieces and friends.

A memorial service will be held in Jim's honor at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time from 10 to 11 a.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at St. Monica Church, 109 Market St., Sunbury. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon prior to Mass.
Inurnment will follow in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, 900 Packer St., Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations in Jim's honor be sent to the Amedisys Foundation.

The family wishes to offer a special thank you to all of their extended family, their friends in Spring Forest and their neighbors for all of the kindness and care they showed during his illness. They are truly grateful for all of the prayers and concern shown for Jim and his family.

To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website at, www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on January 14, 2020


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William R.Spencer III
Jan 16, 2020
Those we love don’t go away, they walk besides us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
My thoughts and prayers with you Aunt Jane, Steph and Jim jr. Uncle Jim was more than a uncle to me. He was my friend, brother and father image. I have so many fond memories. Playing pinnacle at grandpa’s, being at the beach and the wild game dinner. I will miss him greatly we have lost another HERO.
James Brosius and family.
Jan 15, 2020
Uncle Jim. You will always be remembered by us as a hell of a story and joke teller. You could always make us laugh. You will be missed and loved!
Kelly Eichner
Jan 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Your in my thoughts and prayers through this time. Jim was always so sweet and kind to me, I will remember that always.