Born Feb. 7, 1922, in Alexandria, Va., son of the late Dr. E.L. and Mattie Virginia Robnett Spence, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII, he practiced ophthalmology, he was volunteer treasurer for the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and Piedmont Council for the Arts and the Jeffersonland Chorus. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgery and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He received the Arts Award from the Piedmont Council of Arts and he received the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award.
Survivors include his wife, Annie L. Spence, of Charlottesville; his children, Michael Spence and wife, Ramona, of Warsaw, Ind., Sallie Spence Lowe and husband, Chris, of Deerfield, Mass.; David Spence, of Charlottesville and James Spence and wife, Bridgett, of Houston, Texas and five grandchildren, Caroline and James Spence, both of Charlottesville and Michael, Alec and William Smith, all of Deerfield.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 1021 Millmont Avenue, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.
Hill and Wood Funeral Home of Charlottesville is in charge of arrangements.