Red was a member of the following organizations: American Legion Post #64, Washington County Retired Teachers Assoc., O.R.T.A.,Tunnel One-Room School Restoration, Tunnel Historical Assoc., Morgan County Ducks Unlimited, Blennerhassett Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Tunnel United Methodist Church, Goodfellows Park, and N.R.A.
He was a member of American Union #1 F.&A.M., Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite, and York Rite Bodies of Marietta Chapter, Council and Commandery and a member of Aladdin Shrine of Columbus, OH.
Red is survived by his wife of fifty-six years Ruth Martin Spence, one son Todd W. Spence (Susan) of McConnelsville, OH, one daughter Tangie R. Rumbold (Ken) of Marietta, OH, and two grandchildren Kate Elizabeth Spence of Columbus, GA, and Abbey Elizabeth Rumbold of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother James Lewis Spence, and a sister Virginia Mae Ashley.
Visitation will be held on Sunday November 11, 2012, at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 with American Union Lodge #1 conducting a Masonic Service at 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Tunnel United Methodist Church with full military rites.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tunnel One-Room School Restoration Project, in care of JoAnn Ingram, 500 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, OH 45750.
Online condolences may be made to hadleyfh.com