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V. Paul Spencer, 93, of Clinton, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Monday (March 5, 2018) at the Illinois Veterans Home, LaSalle.

Graveside service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Jim Kilson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Paul was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Clinton, the son of Elza and Minnie L. Jones Spencer. He married A. Marie Bradford on Oct. 28, 1950, in Clinton. She passed away Feb. 18, 2002.

Survivors include his daughters, Rita Spencer, Clinton; Tami Spencer, Clinton; and Tanya Bennett, Clinton; grandsons, Joe (Ashley) Bennett, Clinton, and Sam Bennett, Clinton; sister, Jean Sanregret, Portland, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II. He entered the service on Jan. 26, 1945, and was discharged on Nov. 16, 1946. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan while serving his country. Paul was a member of the Lane Christian Church and was a farmer and postmaster in DeWitt and Wapella for 23 years. He was a longtime member of the Clinton Kiwanis.

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