Richard was born June 9, 1939, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Donald and Mildred Mosier Williams.
In early years, Richard worked as a logger for Daniel Jackson and as an automotive mechanic. He was later employed as a mechanic in the oranges groves in Florida for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Benson Spencer; children, Richard Spencer Jr. (Eunice), Columbia Cross Roads, Penny Yaich (Mark), Coopersburg, Pa., Rodney Spencer (Ginger), Mainesburg, Jamie Spencer (Candy), Mainesburg, Jenny Benjamin (Layton), Troy and Tiffany Spencer (Kimberly), Gillett; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours.
Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.