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Edmond Spencer

Services for Edmond Lee Spencer, 81, Florence, who entered Heaven’s gate Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the Christian Church of Florence, where he served as an elder.

He was born Sept. 12, 1940, to Willis and Leoma Spencer and united in marriage May 24, 1962, to Carolyn Spencer Edmond.

A long-time over-the-road truck driver with a perfect, incident-free driving record for more than one million miles, he was known to fellow truckers by his CB radio handle “Rusty Nail.”

After trucking, Edmond turned his focus to spending time with his loving wife and to supporting his grandchildren in their activities.

He could be seen at gymnastic meets, softball games, wrestling meets, football games, track meets, basketball games, and school concerts and plays, cheering for those that he loved dearly.

Edmond had three children, Matt Spencer, Edmond “Eddie” Spencer Jr., and Becky Fetrow. He was a dad to his “outlaws”: Darla Spencer and Kelley Spencer and son-in-law Bruce Fetrow.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved him without exception. They include Dallas Wells, Kasey Orlik, Hunter Spencer, Kaylyn Spencer, Dakota Spencer, Shyla Harris, Shyann Harris, Lilliana Salamone-Harris, and Barrett Orlik.

Edmond was met in heaven by his loving wife of 59 years, his parents, and a sister.

Edmond could be seen daily at Town & Country Café, which he was part-owner, greeting locals and regulars and having trucker talks with OTR truckers who visited frequently to catch up with him.

He served as mayor of Florence and on numerous boards in town.

Edmond loved having family get-togethers and was first to serve himself at family meals. He gave love and received love from everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed and always loved.

Edmond’s family will gather with friends on 10 a.m. Friday at the Christian Church of Florence for his funeral service led by pastor Mitchel Diemer. He will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence after the service.

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Christian Church of Florence Youth Group in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion KS 66861.

Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Edmond at

Last modified Sept. 22, 2021