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Bobby Ray Spence

September 10, 1937 — November 23, 2022



Bobby Ray Spence 85 of Bucyrus passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2022 at Woodside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Gilead, he had been in failing health since July.  Bobby was born September 10, 1937 in Raycel, West Virginia to the late Ransom and Erma (Bloomer) Spence.  He was married June 1, 1957 to Norma (Legates) Spence who survives.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons Kenny and Bobby Ray; brother David, Jimmie, and Billy; and sisters Brenda Fried and Nina Stafford.

Bobby is also survived by son Bobby Lee(Zelma) Spence of Bucyrus; grandchildren Ashley, Aden, Amanda, and Nathan; great grandchildren Aaron, Andrew, and Ashiya; sisters Betty Welge of Bucyrus and Sherry Black of Marion; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bobby was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the military in 1975.  He continued to work at Timken where he retired from in 1997.  Bobby enjoyed fishing, jogging, and sports.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday December 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home and expressions of sympathy can be left at

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