After a very brief battle with stage 4 lung cancer and pneumonia Mark E. Spicer has been lifted up to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He passed on 3/17/21 at University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kan. with his loving wife by his side, and family remotely via zoom teleconferencing.
He was born on Dec. 15th, 1960 in Norfolk, Va. to Janet (Nichols) and Charles William Spicer Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs. Candace (Pawley) Spicer; his three children, son James Pawley and Trudy Edwards, his grandchildren, James Jr, Ryan, William and Connor; daughter Marcia and Joseph Whitton (husband), his grandchildren, Joey, Lily, and Jacob; daughter Colleen Pawley and John Cano (husband), his grandchildren Aaron, Brandon, Mariah, ShyAnn, Brie, Kayla, Cassie, Darian, Allie, and granddaughter Attalia Lopez whom he never had the chance to meet; his oldest great-grandson Roman Pawley; two very special nieces Lorelei Chavez and Jessica Thompson whom Mark played a major role in their lif; and great grandchildren Madison and Dominic. He is also survived by his mother Janet S. Spicer; his sisters Melanie, Cheri, Janet, Eve, and Joanna; his brothers Charles III, Michael, Matt, Benjamin, Joshua, and Samuel their spouses children and countless more nieces and nephews too many to list. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Spicer Jr.; brothers Clayton Brett Spicer, Stephen David Spicer; and great-granddaughter baby Bryanna Hernandez who he’s holding tight right now. Also preceding him in death is his nephews Charles IV, Thaddeus, and Jared.
Riding motorcycles, camping, and fishing were among some of his favorite memories; however the love of his family, friends, and his animals exceeded all else. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Mark’s Name to the Friendship Inn in Kansas City, Kan., as they helped the family tremendously while Mark was hospitalized: Friendship Inn 4146 State Line Road Kansas City, KS 66103. There will be a celebration of life at a later date in Radium, Kansas. Burial will take place in La Luz, N.M.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 24, 2021