Forrest Dale Spencer

February 8, 2020

Forrest Dale Spencer, 89, of Colfax passed away at 9:00 p.m. on February 8, 2020.  He was in hospice care at Westminster Village, West Lafayette, Ind.   He was born December 1930 to the late Merle Joseph Spencer and Lucille Opal (Bogan) Spencer who later divorced.  Lucille then married Gaylord F. Waddell, who helped rear Forrest.  He married Patricia A. Bradshaw in Colfax on August 23, 1953 and she survives.

Forrest was an avid antique car enthusiast and won many trophies and plaques.  His ’46 Ford (Clifford), ’49 Chrysler and ’63 T-Bird were his pride and joy.  He was an Alcoa retiree having worked there for 38 years.  He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church having served as Sunday School teacher, deacon and elder.  He had also served as a board member for the Christian Student Fellowship of Indiana State University in Terre Haute.  Forrest was a 1950 graduate of Clarks Hill High School.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict (1950-53), where Forrest attained the rank of Corporal.  Forrest also held memberships in the Alcoa Retiree’s Club and LIHAC (Lafayette Indiana Historic Auto Club).

Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Student Fellowship, 732 N. 5th St., Terre Haute, Indiana 47807 or the Colfax Christian Church.  The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the Franciscan Hospice staff along with the caring staff and nurses at Westminster Village for the loving care he received these past three weeks.


Visitation and Services

Calling will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 13, 2020 followed by the funeral services at noon at the Colfax Christian Church, 314 S. Clark St., Colfax, Indiana 46035.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, Ind. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Patricia Spencer are his son, Steven Dale (Janine) Spencer of West Lafayette.   Also surviving is son-in-law, Steve Sheets and his wonderful wife, Sandy.  Forrest is also survived by 3 grandchildren Betsy (Matt) Coomer, Nathanael (Amanda) Spencer, Kiel (Megan) Spencer and 5 great grandchildren Dechlan, Inara and Amelia Spencer and Eleanor and Molly Coomer. 

Preceded by:

He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine K. Sheets in 1994.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Forrest Dale Spencer”

  1. Duane and Sandy Mycroft February 11, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Steve and Jan, so sorry for your loss, however your fathers gain.
    Love you guys

  2. Ed and Jackie Smith February 12, 2020 at 11:40 am

    So sorry to hear that Forrest has passed. We know that he is in a great place now. We have lots of good memories with you all and remember lots of great stories from Jeanette and your class reunions. He will sure be missed. Prayers to you all.

  3. Carol(Hankins) Brown February 12, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss, but glad he’s celebrating his eternal life. I know he’ll be missed by many. I’m glad to have known him. Peace to all of his family.

  4. Lauren Liu February 12, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Love you all very much.

    Lauren and Alexander Liu

  5. Wanda Fleming February 13, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Pat and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Forrest’s passing. Thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort for all of you.
    Sincerely, Jake and Ruth Bogan’s Granddaughter Wanda Fleming

  6. Vickie Emberton February 13, 2020 at 5:45 am

    So sorry for your loss
    Vickie Emberton
    Former Colfax Wesleyan Church member

  7. Rodney and Beth February 13, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Patty, Steve and extended family,

    So sorry to hear of Forrest’s passing and for your loss. It seems like we have literally known Forrest our entire life – Dad’s co-worker, from church, youth baseball, etc. Which makes me think, Dad and him are now probably seeing who can tell the most “exaggerated” story right now! That brings me comfort and hopefully you as well because I know where they are “spinning that story” from. Good memories! Peace and comfort to your family.

  8. don sheets February 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Forrest.
    Sending to thoughts and prayers to family
    Don and Judy Sheets
    Sebring, Fl

  9. Connie Blacker February 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Heard of Forrest’s passing just now. So sorry we didn’t get to his service because we certainly would have been. Forrest was such a kind man and always so friendly. Duane always thought so much of Forrest. From his first memories of him from The Colfax Christian Church! We always loved watching him driving his vintage cars around with a big smile on his face! We send our condolences to Patty, Steven, Steve and Betsy. Duane and Connie Blacker

  10. Janet Gish (Warren) February 19, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Patty & Family Sorry to hear of Forest passing. I will be praying for you.

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