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Thomas A. Spicer, 84, of Ranson, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

He was born June 19, 1937 in Bellefonte, PA to the late William H. Spicer and Ethel (Myers) Spicer.

Mr. Spicer proudly served in the United States Air Force as a second-class airman. He painted and applied decals to military jets. This love of painting became his career as a professional painter which spanned 66 years. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t paint and refresh. He was very talented.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on the New York Giants and his favorite NASCAR racer Tony Stewart.

He enjoyed watching western movies, especially if John Wayne was in it and listening to Johnny Cash.

Tom had two of everything, if one was acting up it was thrown out, he always had a spare. His favorite store was Home Depot.

He was of Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda

(Powers) Spicer; two sons: James “Jimmy” Lewis and wife Cindy of Summit Point and Jerry Lewis and wife Kim of Leetown; two daughters: Tammy Engle and husband Mike of Bunker Hill and Shelli Mailhot and husband Kip of North Carolina. He is survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters: Joann Gill and Sondra Layton and brothers: Ronald Spicer and Jimmy Spicer.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, two sisters: Betty and Jean and a brother, Junie Spicer.

A funeral service was conducted at The Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Engle officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Friends and family were received on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Please visit our website to view his obituary and sign the online guest registry.

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