James L. Spencer, 69, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 after a valiant, two year battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in 1952 in Virginia Beach, VA to Carroll Spencer and his wife Ruby. He was a graduate of First Colonial High School. Jim was thrilled to be a true Virginian by attending the University of Virginia graduating in 1974 with a B.S. degree in Physics, and later a Masters degree in Physics. Following graduation, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. Soon after, he was married to Dona Thomlinson and raised his two children, Christina and David, in Toms River, NJ. Prior to his retirement in 2018, Jim was a Program Development Manager at the Software Engineering Institute in Arlington, VA.
Jim and Teri met in 2012 and have been married since 2016. In September of 2020, they moved into their new home in Colorado where Jim had planned to continue his passionate interests in geneology and photography. He and Teri were planning to continue with their love of travel and enjoy their love of the outdoors.
Jim is survived by his wife Therese (Teri), his daughter Christina, his son David, his sister Shirley Hiser. Together Jim and Teri have 5 grandsons and 3 granddaughters whom he cherished.
Jim will be remembered for many things most notably for his bravery and nobility while fighting cancer. He will be missed tremendously and remembered as a warm, loving, selfless, giving husband, father, grandfather and wonderful friend to many.
Calling hours will be held at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, 3600 Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, April 25 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for family and friends. The service will be held on Monday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church for immediate family only and livestreamed at (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIMbVBmkmIQ). Following the church service, friends and family can join us at the Forest Lawn Cemetery for the committal service. In lieu of flowers, please send any donation to Sibley Hospital Foundation, American Cancer Society or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.