ELLAVILLE, GA ---Mr. Herschel Lee Spence, 93, of Ellaville, GA, died January 28, 2020 at Perfect Care in Americus, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Ellaville United Methodist Church with Rev. Graton Helms, Rev. Brooks Partain, and Rev. Haynes Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellaville Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening January 30, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Mr. Spence was born February 14, 1926 in Winder, GA, the son of Albert Homer Spence and Cora Brock Spence. He had been a truck driver for Champion Home Builders and a bus driver for Southland Academy. Mr. Spence was a devoted member of Ellaville United Methodist Church where he always had a piece of candy for you. He enjoyed fishing and farming. Mr. Spence was a member of American Legion Post 191 in Ellaville where he served as commander in 1989-1990.
Survivors include three daughters, JoAnn Holbrook (Daniel) of Williamson, GA, Beth VanLandingham of Americus, GA, and Laura Buehl (Joseph) of Newnan, GA. Also surviving are grandchildren, Harlie Walley (Brant), Clayton Smith (Beth), Brandon Spence (Kelsey), Josh VanLandingham (Kalynn), Mariah Broome (Kyle), Zach VanLandingham, Jody Spence; great grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Kasen Walley, Cade Smith, Westen Walley, Penny Spence, Parker Spence: and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Spence was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Spence, son, Lee Spence, grandchild, Lacey Gazaway, four brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will include Neil Snyder, Jody Dillard, Dariel Streetman, Greg Phillips, Jim Sellars, Jimmy Harrison and Bill Welch. Honorary pallbearers are the members of American Legion Post 191.
Memorials may be made to Ellaville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 74, Ellaville, GA 31806.
Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA has been entrusted with the arrangements.