Dr. Richard L. “Dick” Spencer

Dr. Richard L. “Dick” Spencer, DDS, age 77, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the Medicalodge in Ft. Scott. He was born August 3, 1945, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Virgil W. Spencer and Dorothy Lee Spencer. He graduated from the Ft. Scott High School and from Pittsburg State University. He then went on to complete dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He married Karlene K. Murn on October 12, 1971. Dr. Spencer owned and operated his own dental practice in Ft. Scott for several years. He later worked in the dental office of Dr. Max Patterson. Dick will be remembered as a devoted husband and a loving father as he faithfully cared for his wife, Karlene and their son, Jonathan.

He was the last of his family. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Karlene on July 2, 2019 and his son, Jonathan, on November 7, 2000. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Dorothy Spencer and his in-laws, Bill and Becky Murn.

Private burial will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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