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“Hard to believe a year has passed without our dear friend and wanted to light a candle. Fond memories will never fade. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Cynthia & Dick Goodman - Friend

“Just wanted to light a candle in your honor. Miss you Tom.a good friend Kristine (Hill) Moon ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Kris Moon - Clearwater, FL

“Thomas was a part of my life when I was a little girl, back in the early 70's. I loved this little orange car he owned, he was a very kind gentleman...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Kris Moon - Clearwater, FL

“I first met Tom and Cathy Spencer at a library club meeting in Merrillville,Indiana. The club was called Great Decisions and we met to discuss world...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Kubiak - Gary, IN

“Dear Lenore and family, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your dad and loved one. I fondly remember him and the wonderful NFSPS Summer...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Catherine L'Herisson - Garland, TX

“I enjoyed Tom's company at our Write-On Hoosier meetings and at times in Lowell at the library poetry gatherings. (Oh especially the fun, amazing...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Gail Galvan - Valparaiso, IN

“I went to high school with Tom. He was a nice guy way back then and when we reconnected at our 50th class reunion I found that the years had not...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Nikki Darlene Neagu - Papillion, NE

“I first met Tom when he signed up for a course I was facilitating at WVU in Fiction Writing and later look his lively class on the book 100 years of...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Harry Hobbs - Flin Flon

“I got to know Tom at a poetry event in Lowell, Indiana. He always made me feel welcome. He was strong, kind ....a very special gentleman. He will be...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Bannon (Susan Smith) - IN

“Tom's friendship was a true gift. This gentle man, his kind heart, his love of poetry and the ever gracious welcome to his home, gave us so many fun...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Cynthia & Dick Goodman - TN

“So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by all. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Stan Kelson, Sharon Gallagher - PA

“I was part of the poetry group in Lowell and got to know Tom and Kathy through our meetings. Tom will be greatly missed. He was so kind and sharing....Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Patti Leininger - Crown Point, IN

“I met Tom at the poetry group in the Lowell, Indiana library. I was so blessed by Tom's poems and his inspiration and encouragement to all of us in...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Shirley Eileen Hinman - Demotte, IN

“Many years ago at an ISFPC convention I had the true pleasure of meeting Tom and Kathy, hearing his poems recited, and then to be honored by Tom...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Alexandra Moss Zannis - IN

“Sad to hear of Tom's passing. He treated me so well when he brought me to Indiana a couple years ago to speak at the NFSPS Annual Convention. It was...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Turcotte - Chicago, IL

“Tom inspired me as he did so many others. Even in the last weeks of his life, he still had the "Tom humor" when he told me I would have to stand in...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Judith Lachance-Whitcomb - IN

“Ah, Tom, you are now gone to be with your beloved wife in the Great Beyond. We will miss you, but your poetry will live on in our hearts and minds. ...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Gwen Turbyfield aka Pengwen - WA

“So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful writer who was always willing to share his creativity and expertise with those of us learning...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Bloom - La Verne, CA

“My heart is saddened to learn I have read Tom's final poems and shall read his voice no more. I knew Tom through his participation with Writers...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: judy beaston - Beaverton, OR

“Thanks, Tom, for your service to Indiana State Poets as President of ISFPC. Your invitation to me, S. Evan Walters, to be a featured reader of...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: S. Evan Walters - Lebanon, IN

“I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Tom was a kind and gentle soul, and writer of beautiful poetry. Not a poet myself, Tom's input during...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Pamela Gonzalez - Hobart, IN

“My sincere condolences. Tom was a real gentleman and a good friend of poetry in Indiana. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Warren - Owensville, IN - friend

“Tom was a great human being. He will be missed. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Jane & John Shipley

“POET'S ECHOBy Mary CouchHis voice, now silent by dark of night,No spoken poems fall from his lips,Where once his voice, wild and free,Now hushed, it...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Mary & Alice Couch - Noblesville, IN


Tom Spencer
71, of Lowell, passed away at home with loved ones, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Survived by daughter, Lenore (John) Spitznagel of St. Louis, MO, grandsons, Nick and Ben, sister, Sandra Graves of Portage and loving companion, Doris Curless. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen and brothers, Ken and Paul. Tom attended Lowell First United Methodist Church, was a 1961 graduate of E. Gary Edison High School and Purdue in 1995. He was a Combat Engineer with the US Army, serving during Vietnam and past Commander of Lowell Am. Legion. A member of Tri Creek Historical Assoc., Friends of the Library, Gleaners, IN Writers Consortium, Write on Hoosiers, NWI Poetry Society, IN and National Federation of Poetry Clubs. Visitation will be Sunday, July 5th from 2-6 with Funeral Services Monday, 11AM all at Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, with Cremation following services. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Tom Spencer Memorial Poetry Fund through DeMotte State Bank in Lowell. www.sheetsfuneral.com

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