William Leonard Spencer, 89, born in Chehalis, Washington on Dec. 6, 1930, passed away Aug. 4, 2020, in Yuma, Arizona. 

The first of two children born to Leonard and Carrie Spencer. Bill was an Army veteran of the Korean War and returned to Creswell, Oregon upon his discharge. 

He married Denise Bates of Creswell on Aug. 3, 1957. Bill and Denise called Creswell home until Bill’s retirement. They purchased a home in Yuma, and enjoyed their days between Yuma and Oregon. They celebrated 47 years of marriage before Denise’s passing in June 2004. 

Bill was a member of Gloria de Cristo Lutheran Church of Yuma. Bill is survived by his sister, Audrey Demott of Medford, her two daughters Karen and Belinda, and his stepson Terry Shockley (Pamela) of Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.