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Clinton Roger Spence, 73, formerly of Vance Street in Roanoke Rapids died March 22, 2022 at Rose Vista Assisted Living in Kinston.  

Roger was born June 9, 1948 in Halifax County, the son of Thomas L. and Annie Balmer Spence.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and, also by a brother Thomas Spence.

Roger was employed for over 25 years with the Roanoke Valley Ice Company.  He was a hard worker, but also a simple, unassuming man of faith.  Whenever you saw him, he almost always wore a hat about “Jesus.”  He loved the Lord, and loved to read his Bible daily.  He was a faithful member of Bread of Life Worship Center as long as his health permitted.  Roger was also a kind man that loved animals, especially his dog and cats.  

He is survived by his close special friends, Chuck and Janet Overton, and the employees of the Roanoke Valley Ice Company.  He is also survived by a sister, Mabel Boseman, of Roanoke Rapids; and by a brother and sister-in-law, William “Bud” and Pat Spence, of Lake City, FL.  

Chuck and Janet would like to extend their warmest appreciation and thanks to Roger’s caregivers at Rose Vista, and also to his hospice nurse Yessie, for the kindness shown to Roger during this time.

Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 – 11:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.  

The memorial service to celebrate the life of Roger Spence will follow at 11:00 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jim Cox will preside.

The online guest register may be signed at hockadayfs.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to either PETA, 501 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510; or to Rainbow Animal Rescue, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax, NC 27839. 

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.