Spence, Gary Paul

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Gary Paul (Root) Spence, 55, of Radford, Va., and formerly of Floyd County, Va., passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Gary “Root” was a 1974 graduate of Floyd County High School where he played football and ran track.

He worked for HICO in Christiansburg for many years and was recently employed at Hubbell Lighting. He loved fishing, going to the Buffalo’s track meets and football games, NASCAR, fixing computers, and spending time with his special extended family members; especially Shannon. Gary “Root” will be greatly missed by mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews, and special extended family members; Russell and Beth Meadows, Shannon, Rusty, Ryan, Tessa, Halee, and Tori.

He is survived by his mother and father, Zelma Thompson Spence and Paul Spence; brothers and sisters, Dwight Spence, Robert and Melissa Spence, Velva Lineback and Garry, and Reva Kay Spence; nephews and nieces, Joshua and Crystal, Jeremiah, Jonathan, Isaac and Chris, Stevie and Lowell Bowman, Jennifer Lineback, Amanda Altizer, and Jake Ryan Altizer; great-nephew and nieces, Kiley Bowman, Chloe and Corbin Spence; aunts and uncle, Nellie Thompson, Marvin Thompson, and Lois Alderman.

Visitation will be held at Maberry Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Maberry Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Hawkins officiating. Interment to follow at Jacksonville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, Va. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.maberryfuneralhome.com.