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Rev. Ben Spencer, 92, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2019)

Rev. Ben Spencer of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was 92 years old.

The funeral serice will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at East Campbellsville Church of God,357 Eastport Rd, Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Dennis Creech and Rev. Howard Hellwig. Burial will follow in Zion Separate Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmET until 8pmET on Saturday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, and from 1pmET until 2pmET on Sunday at East Campbellsville Church of God.

Rev. Ben Spencer of Campbellsville, son of the late James Spencer and Myrtle Burnett Spencer, was born January 13, 1927 in Wolfe County, Kentucky. He died at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Campbellsville.

He was a faithful servant of Christ and devoted minister for over sixty-three years. He, along with others built the East Campbellsville Church of God and its campground. He was the pastor at East Campbellsville Church of God for forty plus years and was pastor emeritus.

He was involved in mission work in Haiti and Jamaica and raised money for the Fe India Children's Mission. He was an evangelist and had a radio ministry for twenty-five years. He was a talented musician, songwriter, writing many soul winning songs and wood craftsman.

He loved his family and his church family. He, without a doubt led hundreds if not thousands to Christ. Only heaven will show the impact of his life and ministry.

Bro. Spencer was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army and United States Air Force and received the World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupational Medal.

He united in marriage to Shirley Saunders April 19, 1956.

Besides his wife, Shirley Spencer of Campbellsville, he is survived by three sons and five daughters: Marty Spencer and wife, Dana, Brian Spencer and wife, Michelle and Tonya Hagan and husband, Greg of Campbellsville, Djuana Nolley and husband, Greg of Elk Horn, Dwayne Spencer and wife, Tammy of Cookeville, Tennessee, Lori Perez and husband, Ramiro of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Rhonda Nunez and husband, Luis of Homestead, Florida and Barbara Jean Swenson and husband, Pete of Lebanon, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Denise Spencer of Campbellsville; thirty-seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Little of Wolfe County, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends, including his family at East Campbellsville Church of God.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Bro. Robbie Spencer and Stephen Spencer; a grandson, Dalin Spencer and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers: Grandsons

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Fe India Children's Mission and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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