Clyde – John Spence, 83, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Mission Memorial Campus.
John was a native of Buncombe County and a son of the late Walter Joseph and Nora Marie VanHook Spence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Haruko Spence, who died in 2019. John was a United States Navy veteran with 30 years of service. He also loved feeding birds, taking in stray animals, and listening to music.
He is survived by a son, Robert Spence and Tammy Rostov of Richmond, Virginia; two grandchildren, Joshua Aaron Spence (Julia Rose Dugger) and Samantha Kay Southall (Frank); and one great-grandchild, Mia Ray Southall.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022 at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
The care of Mr. Spence has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com