Dirk S. Spencer Sr.
Dirk Scot Spencer Sr. – Likeesta – was called home by our creator on September 16, 2020 in the presence of loved ones, at Sunnyside Astria Hospital.
Dirk was born on January 17, 1965 in Pendleton, Oregon to Roland and Lorene Spencer. Dirk grew up and spent his life in the Satus area. He attended Granger School District participating in Football, basketball, and his favorite sport wrestling. During his senior year he transferred to Wapato PACE High School graduating in 1985.
Growing up during his childhood he was taught how to fish on the Columbia River by his dad. He loved being on the Columbia River and the scaffolds of the Klickitat River dip net fishing. When he had his own son he taught him to fish on the Columbia River as well as teaching many nephews and friends. Dirk had many friends and acquaintances he met throughout the Yakima Valley. He enjoyed watching WWE, his favorite football team The Miami Dolphins and favorite College team the Michigan Wolverines.
Dirk is survived by his father Roland L. Spencer- Satus, Washington, his son DJ Spencer –Wapato, Washington, his brothers Jake Spencer – White swan, Washington, Nick Spencer – Toppenish, Washington, sisters Michelle Spencer – Pendleton, Oregon, Jacqueline Smartlowit – Medicine Valley, Washington, Lee VanPelt – Pendleton, Oregon, Debbie Hoptowit – White Swan, Washington and Julia Withers-Lyons – Pendleton, Oregon. Along with many nieces and nephews, Aunts and Uncles, and numerous cousins. Dirk is proceeded in death by his “mum” Lorene V. Spencer – Brother John W Withers, Paternal Grandparents Arthur & Annie Spencer, Maternal Grandparents Wilbur & Lucy Minthorn.
Funeral Arrangements were held at Burns Mortuary on September 19, 2020 in Pendleton, Oregon with Dressing at 8:00 am, Viewing at 9:00 am and Burial at Tutuilla Historical Cemetery at 10:00 am. All CDC Guidelines were met by attendees.
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