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Shawn M. Spence


        Shawn Matthew Spence, 43, of Stoutsville, passed away Wednesday, January10, 2018 peacefully at his residence surrounded by family and friends. He was born October 22, 1974 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio to Larry Wayne and Dorothy (Davies) Spence who survive.  Shawn attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a degree in communication. He was a district manager for Aqua Doc in Grove City, and had previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the city of Kirtland Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, and adored his wife and their three children.

        In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Tonya (Westenbarger) Spence; children, Trevor, Carly and Travis Spence; brothers, Heath (Shane) Spence of Chardon, OH, Jeremy (Kim) Spence of Havelock, NC, and Jared Spence of Norfolk, VA; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Davies of Willoughby, OH;  brother-in-law, Troy (Kimberly) Westenbarger of Laurelville, OH; father-in-law, Tom Westenbager of Mt. Vernon, OH; nieces and nephews, Winter and Landon Spence, Shelby Spence, Kelcee and Cole Westenbarger; and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
        He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Harrison Davies; and paternal grandparents, Wayne and Margaret Spence.
        In keeping with the family’s request, cremation and a private memorial service will be held under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda.
 


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A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Sharon Farkas Perez Jul 28 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you

Tonya Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss and to the kids. I wish I were closer to you so I could help you any way needed. I will pray for your comfort! Love, Rhonda

Rhonda Hoon Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

To the Spence family,
Buj and I send our condolences to the entire family. Even though we have never personally met Shawn. We know just by talking to our son-in-law he was a very special person and a great family man. It will be hard not to see him everyday, but I am sure everyone will have special memories to hold onto until they are reunited in the Lord's house.

Bernard & Deborah Ryder Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Alex Boskovic Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Greg Squire Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Kevin and Stephanie Brown Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

Tonya and family, Mr. & Mrs. Spence, Heath, Shane & Shelby, Jeremy & family, and Jared & family, I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Shawn. I was hoping for the best. I am very sorry for your great loss. My prayers and condolences to all of you in this time of grief.
Vicky Paoletto

Vicky Paoletto Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Vicky Paoletto Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Spence

Ken & Lianne Perry Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

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