WILLIAM SPENCER BARRETT
November 3, 1949 – May 2, 2020
Fred Spencer Barrett, Jr. and Mary Ruth Russell of Hereford, TX welcomed their first child, Spencer, on November 3, 1949. Spencer graduated from Seminole High School in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Spencer married Denise Stoddard in 1977 in Mesa, AZ. Together they had four children: Nathan, Allison, Lance and Lauren. As an entrepreneur, Spencer’s business ventures moved the family throughout the United States, ultimately settling in Queen Creek, AZ.
Spencer thrived as a father and boss, two roles he took as serious privileges. We remember Spencer as an influential figure in countless people’s lives. “Spencer was a great influence in my life, and I am a better person for having associated with him,” is a common phrase heard by many who knew him. He loved talking with everyone; a generously giving man who took time for every individual who needed his sound counsel.
Spencer’s parents, Fred and Mary Ruth, brother Larry, and niece Lindsey preceded him in death. He is survived by siblings, Rusty (Carol), Danny (Laura Leigh), Becky (Steven) and Andy (Jane); sister-in-law, Cindy; children, Nathan (Erica), Allison, Lance, and Lauren (Victor); grand-daughters, EllaMoret and Zuri; former spouse, Denise; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and special friend, Andrew.
In lieu of flowers, Spencer would say, “Just go get some (ice) cream.”
Private Family Gathering – Spreading of Ashes –Friday, May 7th
Celebration of Life – Saturday, May 8th