Cover photo for Spencer A. "Spence" Ayers's Obituary
Spencer A. "Spence" Ayers Profile Photo
1973 Spencer 2020

Spencer A. "Spence" Ayers

April 29, 1973 — October 17, 2020

Spencer A. Ayers “Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Spencer A. “Spence” Ayers, 47, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in LECOM Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Erie, after a long illness.

Born on Sunday, April 29, 1973 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of James F. “Jim” and Patricia Ann “Pat” Ellsworth Ayers.

Spencer was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1994, Shinglehouse, where he was the manager of the Boys Varsity Basketball team.

After high school, Spencer worked for Potter County Human Resources.

He was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse where he served as an usher. Spence enjoyed collecting baseball cards and playing video games. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He was a manager for the Potter McKean Baseball team. Spencer enjoyed participating in the Potter County Special Olympics.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Jim, of Shinglehouse; a brother, Jason W. (Rayna) Ayers of Richburg, N.Y.; a nephew, Aaron J. Hemphill; two nieces, Malayna M. Ayers and Maleya R. Ayers; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a special friend, Neil Paddison of Shinglehouse.

Spencer was predeceased by his mother; a sister, Tonya Hemphill; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends may call from 10am to noon on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at noon, with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, pastor, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials in Spencer’s name may be made to the Potter County Special Olympics, PO Box 255, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Spencer’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Spencer, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Spencer A. "Spence" Ayers, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 26

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree