Victor Boyd Spence, 90, died Saturday. Mr. Spence was born on December 31, 1924 to Oris Paschal Spence and Alie Womack Spence in Raleigh.
Vic served in the United States Marine Corps, 5th Division during World War II. In the Battle of Iwo Jima he received a Purple Heart Medal.
Victor was a Raleigh City Policeman and then a Wake County Deputy Sheriff where he retired in 1986 after 40 years of law enforcement service.
Mr. Spence was a 32nd Degree Mason at Hiram 40 Lodge and served as chaplain for several years.
Vic was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Graves Spence; his brother, Carlos P. Spence; his sister, Julia Spence Hartsfield; and his nephew, Preston O. Spence.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy Spence Wall (Sonny) of Wilmington and Vicki Spence Painter of Apex: granddaughter, Robyn Wall Ormond (Grady) of Cary; nephews, Ronnie Hartsfield of Apex and Johnny Hartsfield of Raleigh; niece, Brenda Spence Heins of Gastonia; great nephews , William and Drew Hartsfield of Raleigh; great nieces, Kelly Parker Andrews of Gastonia, Christin Leigh Hartsfield Fejervary of Atlanta, GA, and Rhonda Hartsfield Parrish of Raleigh and their families.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 2 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. Burial with Masonic rites will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from Noon until 1:45 PM.
Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made to either Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 (www.hfotusa.org).
Online condolences may be offered at www.bryan-lee funeralhome.com