Benton, Maine – George H. Spencer Sr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Togus Hospice Unit with his family at his side, following a long illness. George was born December 16, 1943, in Waterville, Maine, the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Gogan) Spencer. He proudly served in the Marine Corp. He had various jobs in automotive and machine repair. He was a proud member of the Fairfield VFW and American Legion. He had a love of country music, playing guitar and singing in various bands; his favorite time was spent playing music with his brothers and sisters at family gatherings. George also had a passion for racing cars and watching his main man, Dale Earnhardt race on Sundays. He enjoyed helping his family with their race cars and watching them race at Unity, Maine. George loved his family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who could always bring a smile to his face. George was predeceased by his dad Arthur and his mother Dorothy; and his brothers, Butch Spencer and Arby Spencer. George will be deeply missed by his loving wife Donna Spencer; his children, son, George Spencer Jr. and wife Jamie, daughter, Nina Henderson and companion Jerry, daughter, Lynda Foster and husband Eric, son, Kerry Chapman and his companion Lorna, daughter, Kelley Greenleaf and husband Ron, son, Stephen Chapman, son, Craig Chapman and wife Leeann; and his loving family, sister, Ellen Martin, sister, Susan H Estes, sister, Kim Smith and husband Bert, brother, Paul Spencer and wife Charlotte, brother, Roger Spencer and wife Lynn, and brother, John Spencer and wife Nancy; sister in law, Cindy Spencer, sister in law, Badhia Spencer; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his best friend and racing buddy, Pete Silva. A special thank you to the amazing staff at the Togus Hospice Unit, they truly treat all Veterans with the respect and dignity that they deserve. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 8 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, Maine, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9. A gathering will follow for family and friends at the VFW, Main St., Fairfield, Maine.