April 25, 1936 – May 1, 2019
Farrell Jay Spencer, Jr. was born in Logan, Utah, on April 25, 1936. He was the oldest child of Farrell Jay and Betty (née Farnsworth) Spencer. Jay passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the age of 83.
He married Yvonne Erickson September 14, 1960, in the Logan Temple. After graduating from Utah State University, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and was called immediately to serve in Frankfurt, Germany during the Berlin Wall crisis.
After Jay’s military service, he and Yvonne returned to Logan and raised their four children. Jay was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed many callings. As a young man, he served a two and half year mission in Mexico, and he later served another mission with Yvonne in Puerto Rico.
He also had the privilege to serve as a Bishop on three different occasions. Jay held many civic positions. He was a member of the Logan Jaycees, President of the Logan Rotary Club, and President of the Logan Chamber of Commerce. Jay worked as a local insurance broker and was honored as one of AON Risk Service’s top producing brokers in the United States. During his life, Jay loved spending time with his family at his “beautiful Bear Lake.”
He is survived by his wife Yvonne; his children Sharlyn (J.L.) Coon, Shirley (Bryan) Pryor, Kristin (Kurt) Kendell, Jeffrey (Julie) Spencer; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Logan 43rd Ward building, 600 East and 1255 North, with a viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.allenmortuaries.net