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Jesse Spencer

January 12, 1943 — June 21, 2022

Jesse Thomas Lee Spencer, 79, of Paragould, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He retired from Arkansas State University. Jesse was the son of the late William "Buck" and Hazel Grimes Spencer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, sister, Betty Polk, and an adopted brother, Ben Tenis

Survivors included his two sons, Scotty (Susan) Spencer of Cherokee Village, Ted Spencer of Paragould; daughter, Penny Spencer of Paragould; two step sons, Eric Cole of Poplar Bluff and Travis Cole of Paragould; six grandchildren, Erinn Spencer of Brookland, Holly Zamora of Paragould, Sarah Cline of Jacksonville, Brooke Eason of Paragould, Justin Cole of Poplar Bluff, and Dillon Buazard of Paragould; four great grandchildren, Ella Zamora, Spencer Zamora, Colton Cline and Bentley Cline; three sisters, Joyce Brown of Paragould, Carolyn Flanrey of Paragould, Naomi Fraze of Arizona; one brother, Jerry Spencer of Paragould and an adopted sister, Julia Pyburn of Paragould.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm Thursday at Heath Funeral Home. No Funeral Services planned at this time. Online tributes can be made to

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