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Billy Ray Spencer

Feb. 27, 1936 - Jul. 19, 2022

Date of Service: Jul. 29, 2022

BURLEY – Billy Ray Spencer, an 86-year-old Burley resident, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at his daughter’s home, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Billy “Bill” was born February 27, 1936, in Collinsville, Oklahoma, the son of Jess B. Spencer and Susanna M. Blakemore Spencer.

Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran, fought in Vietnam, and proudly served his country. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Burley, Idaho, where he worked for Simplot until his second retirement.

Together Bill and his beloved Pat called Burley their home for 47 years. He was devastated when he lost her and ultimately just wanted to be with her again, and now he is.

My Dad was a wonderful father and loved his children - Teresa, Steven, Lisa, Kim, Eddie, Jeannette, Debbie, and Becky - with all his heart and would do anything for us. He was also the best grandfather any kid could ask for and that love, kindness and playfulness carried on through all our lives and the generations that followed. Maurice, a fellow Navy Veteran, was his best friend and knew Billy Ray would do anything he could to help you, and will be sorely missed.

Our hearts are broken now that he is gone, but he knew we loved him, just as we know he loved us.

A graveside service with military honors provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Rupert Cemetery, located at 450 N. Meridian, Rupert, Idaho.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Billy Ray Spencer

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From Carol Morris :
My memories of Bill are many but my most fond memory is when he bought my 1st. baby girl her first clothing article that “wasn’t pink!”. A darling yellow dress! Rest in the palm of God’s hand Bill!
From Raymundo :
Bill, i’d like to thank you for all the incredible memories you put in my mind along with my sons Christopher and Austin. You were an absolute inspiration to us all. You have completed your journey in life and have now reached your final destination in heaven. May you and Pat rest in peace. You will be missed. God bless you.
From Tina your granddaughter :
Grandpa thank you for the memories. I will never forget your strength, and your love for grandma and all of us! You will be missed.
From Kimberly Kyne (Spencer)Daughter:
I am so sad my dad has passed. I didn't get to spend much time with him. When I did it meant everything. Dad you made me feel so loved and whether it was yesterday or years ago you made me feel important to you. When mom and grandma passed you were there for me. You told me how much you liked my grandparents. You said they were good people. Your mom was good too. They thought the same of you too. Just wished we saw you more. When Rachael was born you were happy and said to me "what took you so long". It was like we were always together when we talked. I miss you and love you. I wish I would have seen you more. I do hope you are at peace.
From Becky:
Iwish i could have seen you again, I wish i could hear your voice again, miss calling you even though u didn't like to talk much.lol.Thank you for being our Dad and one of the strongest man I know.I miss you so much already!Love Becky.Happy fight home.
From Shannon Dalton:
Thank you for all of the memories grandpa! I take comfort in knowing that you and grandma are now together again. I’m sure Tiff will also keep you entertained! Love you.
From Albert:
I love you grandpa I'm gonna miss you. Give granny a hug and kiss for me.
From Tina your granddaughter :
Grandpa thank you for the memories. I will never forget your strength, and your love for grandma and all of us! You will be missed.
From Maurice Yelverton:
So long, Billy Ray.
From Teresa Fisher :
I was blessed to be with my Dad during his final weeks and didn't want him to leave me and had a tough time letting him go. I will always remember our drive to Wyoming with him wearing his cool shades. I always loved going to Idaho to visit Dad and Pat and feel like I no longer have a reason to go back. I love and miss you so much, but am happy for you now that you are with Pat.

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