Born in Green Castle, Ind., on January 14, 1955, he was the son of the late Lemuel Arthur and Mary Denny Arthur Spencer and stepmother, Gerladine Ridgeway Criss of Worthington, Ind. On June 19, 1986, in Garden Grove, Ga., he was united in marriage to Judy Brown, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Jim Warren and wife, Christy, of Dexter and Richard Warren and wife, Becky, of Dexter; one daughter, Lisa Hose and husband, Tim, of Woodridge, Ill.; mother, Mary Criss of Spencer, Ind.; stepmother, Geraldine Ridgeway Criss of Worthington, Ind.; three brothers, Charlie Arthur of Buford, S.C., Richard Arthur of Spencer, Ind., and Lloyd Arthur of Riverside, Calif.; two half brothers, James Criss of Spencer, Ind., and Vernon Criss of Ellisville, Ind.; one sister, Sue McCaleb of Bloomington, Ind., one half sister, Wendy Crim of Spencer, Ind., and five grandchildren, David Saenz of Woodridge, Ill., Mariah Warren, Alyssa Warren, Dalton Warren, all of Dexter and Michael Hose of Woodridge, Ill.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one half sister, Rebecca Criss and one half brother, Jim Criss.
Visitation was held Friday, July 1, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 2, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Earnest Puckett and Gerald Burger officiating. Burial was in Elder Cemetery at Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.