Rev. George J. Spencer, 86, of Penn Yan, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

A memorial service for George will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Second Milo Baptist Church, Corner of 14A and Second Milo Rd., Penn Yan. An interment will be at the convenience of his family at Second Milo Cemetery, Town of Milo, New York.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to Second Milo Baptist Church, c/o Treasurer Susan Gibson, 58 Water St., Dundee, N.Y. 14837.

George was born Oct. 5, 1931 in Dundee to Alice G. Spencer and George G. Spencer.

He graduated from the old Penn Yan Academy, Class of 1949. He attended Alfred University, Rhode Island University, and was ordained to ministry in Iowa by the Mid-American Baptist Churches. George gave 42 years to rural church ministry in 10 different churches in five states.

George is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth L. Spencer; son, Jeremy (Susan) L. Spencer; son Jonathan M. Spencer; daughter, Sarah (Keith) L. Yoder; sister, Mary Fullagar; brother, Raymond (Johanna) Spencer; sister-in-law Sherry Spencer Pierce; grandchildren Rachel (Derek) Deutmeyer, Ryan S. Yoder, Dan N. Spencer, and Jon Y. Spencer.

George was predeceased by mother, Alice G. Spencer; and father, George G. Spencer; brother, Howard Spencer; sister, Ramona Spencer; and brother, John Spencer.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Spencer family.