MIKE SPENCE, 70, of Humboldt, IL passed away at 5:09 P.M. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Mike was born on April 2, 1946 in Charleston, IL. He was a son of Robert B. and Alice Mae (Ashby) Spence. He married Eva Helm Akers on April 28, 1975 in Kankakee, IL.
He is survived by his loving wife, Eva Spence of Humboldt, IL; three children: April Whitney and her husband Tony of Champaign, IL, Richard Akers and his wife Dawn of Lanark, IL and Gary Akers and his wife Dawn of Humboldt, IL; four grandchildren: McKinzie Redfern, Cayden Akers, Maddy Akers and Kristian Akers; five siblings: Terry Spence and his wife Linda of Charleston, IL, Tom Spence of Cedar Rapids, IA, Pat Spence and his wife Jayne of Mattoon, IL, Cathy Manzke and her husband Fred of Tuscola, IL, and Angie Davis and her husband Frank of Humboldt, IL and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters-in-law: Mindy Spence and Carolyn Donnell and three brothers-in-law, Mike Helm, Bill Mills and Dick Poorman.
Mike graduated from Arcola High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army Reserves out of Decatur, IL for 6 years.
Mike started working at Schrock’s Cabinet Factory in Arthur, IL in 1965 where he worked as a bookkeeper then later went into sales.
Since 1980 Mike has owned and operated ACF Cabinetry and Mill Work LLC doing business as Amish Craft. He was a Certified Kitchen Designer and member of the American Institute of Kitchen Dealers as well as the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Mike was member of the National Hot Rod Association and loved drag racing! He was also a member of the Cushman Club of America.
Mike also loved spending time with his family and friends.
Mike will be deeply missed by his family.