H. Gregory Spencer

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Manteo, NC
H. Gregory Spencer, 52, died suddenly on August 23, 2013, at his mother’s home in Greenville, NC. A native of Washington County and a resident of Manteo, he was a graduate of Plymouth High School and Beaufort Community College. He was a charter boat mate for 15 years, sailing out of Oregon Inlet and the owner and operator of Chameleon Refinishing Company. Mr. Spencer was an avid fisherman and passed this love on to his son, Cole. His happiest moments were when he and his son were on the waters of Dare County.

Graig was the only son of Lena Bennett Hungate and the late Henry G. Spencer. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Cole Jameison Spencer of Manteo. Other survivors include a sister, Suzy Spencer Stone and husband, Mike of Auckland, New Zealand, a niece, Megan and a nephew Trenton, also of Aukland, New Zealand; and his former wife and mother of his son, Andrea Hess Spencer of Weeksville, NC.

A memorial service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm by Rev. Stephen Wescott, pastor of Coastal Family Church assisted by the assistant pastor, Chet. Visitation will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cole Jameison Spencer College Fund, c/o Southern Bank, 2310 Charles Street, Greenville, NC 27858.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Alfred Jackson

    Greg you will be missed I enjoyed being your neighbor and the friendship we had. Rest in peace my friend

  2. Dick Denton

    So sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. Cole, may you never forget how much your Dad loved you and how proud he was to have you as his son. May God bless you and may you continue to make your Dad proud.
    Dick Denton

  3. Belinda Tillett

    So sorry to here, Greg was a really good guy, who loved his son very much, he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Rick Caton

    Greg and I spent many a hour fishing East Lake & South Lake.This comes as a total shock to me…Prayers to the family


    I was very saddened to hear of Graigs passing. I will always try to remenber the fun Sunday afternoons either having Sunday lunch at Grandma & Pap-Paws (Spencers) The special times we spent with family at the beach boating & winnie roasts!
    I am heart broken for Aunt Lena & Suzy! They are very strong women. I Love you both and share in your grief.

  6. Kathy Sullivan Clarkin

    So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He will always be a part of our racing family either on the water or on the track. RIP my friend~~

  7. Stan & Missy Newman

    Cole, I don’t know if you remember me, I am the lady with the horse and birds. We met last summer at my horse pen. I am so sorry about your Dad. Believe me I know how you feel. I had my Dad for many years, you have been robbed of much of the time you should of had with him. He would have wanted you to remember the good times. So sorry…

  8. Marcia Sawyer Bryant

    Craig came in Mike Keller’s alot and he was always cheerful. He was always happy no matter where you saw him. I am sorry for your loss and yet know that Craig is in Heaven.

  9. Pauline Spencer Humphreys

    To my sweet Greg. I am really going to miss you, even though i didn’t get to see you very often, you were always in my heart. You always will be.You have the nicest son. which is a complement to your good Fathering skills. I love you.
    To your mother, Lena. son cole, Sister Suzy and family in New Zealand, and all that love you, my heart goes out to them, and i am grieving also,while remembering your sweet grin and your HEY,!! Aunt Pauline , every time, and the last time i saw you in Williamston.
    Rest in peace my Dear, and i will think of you every time i see the water, which you loved so much. Also many other times as i think of your childhood and Happy growing up with your Loving Family.Aunt Pauline

  10. Joe Hays

    Saddened by the news, and touched by the outpouring of sentiment and condolence. Cousins who never saw one another after childhood, there is little I can say of Greg or our relationship. Still, love, prayers, and a deep sense of shared loss to all of Greg’s family, friends, and loved ones. Wish I could be there to lend a hand or a shoulder during these difficult and painful times.

  11. Karen Pierce Ross

    I will always remember Graig as cute little curly headed boy. He was always up to what little boys do, mischief!! He had the kindest heart. Cutest smile.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. He will be missed deeply. I can only hope his passed his love of life on to his son and a part of him will live on forever. Prayers for all of you. Karen

  12. Rhonda & Steven Smith - Tiffani and Darren

    It was so evident how much Cole loved his father. Graig also loved Cole very much. I have had many conversations with Graig about his child and boy did I love getting fresh seafood from him. My heart breaks to hear about this tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  13. Mary Brent Payne

    To Greg’s Family and Friends,
    It’s been a long time since I have spent Sundays at Grandmother Spencer’s house where we all played, sang, talked, laughed and rode up and down in Granpa’s lift chair. I remember those days and people with fond thoughts and the promise that we will see them again someday in Heaven. Looking into smiling faces of group photos and remembering special recipes, (Aunt Lena’s Carrot Cake, The Uncle’s collections of ramps
    and too many more to mention)I lift my words to Heaven, May our Lord grant you comfort, peace and strength in this time of grief. Your cousin Brent

  14. MIchael Alan Bridges

    RIP Cuz, we only saw each other every few summers but the memories of all the things we would get into are still fresh in my mind. You will be missed greatly….May you find the light by the creator’s side, and may all your loved ones find comfort in this…with Love Michael…

  15. Jackie Bennett Gillam

    Lena and family……
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your cherished memories sustain you .
    Another cousin,

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