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Ottley Spencer

October 31, 1946 - September 24, 2017

Ottley MacDougall Spencer was born in Old Road, St. Kitts on October 31st, 1946 to Alice Maude Spencer (deceased) and William Horsford (deceased).  He departed from this life on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at (age 72) the Lucinda Millin Home, St. Thomas, VI.   He was a former Postman (St. Kitts), Police Constable # 732 in the Royal St. Christopher-Nevis Police Force, School bus driver (Abraham Enterprises, St. Croix), Pipefitter for UDCI & IMC, St. Croix).  He lived in the St. Croix, VI for many years living in the Upper Love. He moved back to St. Thomas in 2004.  He worked various places include working as a security guard at his son-in-law “Spanky” security firm.

He is survived by his children: Caprice E. Thomas, John Julian Gumbs, Sr., Grayson Johnson, Sr., Shayne Spencer, Rakym “Tambo” R. {Rondney} Eddy, Mala-Ika Spencer (deceased), Shannen Spencer and Johan Spencer;

Granddaughters: Shanika Gumbs, Shanikwa Gumbs, Nyahna Bailey, Khalifa Thomas, Althea J. Gumbs, Karimah T. Gumbs, Celice Johnson, Shanice Johnson (Twins), Denise Johnson, Shassa Eddy, Madison Spencer & Brooklyn Spencer;

Grandsons: Khalifani Thomas, Kafele Thomas, John Julian Gumbs, II & Malachi J. Gumbs, Grayson Johnson, Jr., Ka’shawn Spencer, Rakiem Eddy, Rahiem Eddy (Twins), Rakym R. Eddy, Jr., Ajali Eddy & Laurent Spencer.  

Grandson-in-Law: Nixon Bailey.   Granddaughter-in-law: Escarlet Gumbs

Siblings: Lillian Richardson (New York), Huldina Boddie (St. Kitts), Esmae Spencer (Deceased), John MacClaudy Spencer (Deceased), William Oliver Spencer (St. Kitts), Wenzyba “Kemo” Spencer (Florida} & James “Poppacito” Horsford (Deceased)….

Brothers-in-Law: George Richardson (Deceased), Moses Boddie (Deceased).

Sisters-in-Law: Ann Spencer (Deceased), Ursula Spencer (UK), Mercedes Spencer (SK), Arinda Spencer (NY), Wlurline (Maude) Spencer (FL)..

Great Grand Children: Lesley (Maliek) Richardson, Neisha Ross, Caleb Gumbs, Cailyn Gumbs, Nikye & Nikayla Bailey.

Son- in- Law: Herman ‘Spanky” Thomas, Jr.

Daughter- in- Law: Chantal “Debbie” Angol-Johnson

Former Spouses:  Joyce Spencer & Maylene Spencer

First Love”: Althea Gumbs-Martin

Special Nieces: Sonia Brooks (Anguilla) & Alison Spencer (St. Kitts).

Special Friends: Ivan Hodge (Anguilla), James Gloss (New York), Keithley Buchanan, Keith Isaac, Lucille Beazer, Abraham Cromwall, Wilfred Gumbs, (Chicago), Paulet Samuel (St. Kitts), Charlie Bell (St. Croix), Lemuel Hazell, Lolita Hazell (deceased), Ann White, Andrea Figueroa, Monique Lynch, Raffel Williams, Lillian Stevens and many more..

Nephews: Over 21

Nieces: Over 22

Many great nephews, great nieces, great great nieces/nephews;

Numerous cousins such Hillary, Cheryl, Juliet, Cameron, Carvelle, Barrister at Law Lenora, Dr. Christine & Connie Walwyn of St. Kitts/Canada. Shelia Elaine Payne Thomas, Mildred Payne MacFarlane, Eileen Payne, Kathleen Payne Canegata (St. Maarten); Violet Payne Hodge & Dr. Richard Payne (PhD) (Anguilla).

Other Families: Walwyns (SK), Donovans (SK), Edmeads (SK), Franks (SK) Gibson (SK), Wallaces (SK), Horfords (Anguilla), Challengers (SK), Mulraines (SK), Brooks (Anguilla), Cartys (Rey Hill & the Quarter, Anguilla), Phillips & Flemings of Deep Waters, Anguilla; Welchs (Anguilla) and many more…

Special Cousins: Vincent Gibson (SK), Wingrove Walwyn (Deceased).

Funeral Information

 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Christ Church Methodist (Market Square)on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, with viewing beginning at 8:00am followed by the service at 9:00a.m.

 Interment, Eastern Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and Tortola.

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Service:  Map to Christchurch Methodist

Cemetery:  Map to Eastern Cemetery

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