Paul Wayne Spencer

November 4, 1954 - March 25, 2021
Paul Spencer

Oswego, KS: Paul Wayne Spencer, age 66 of Oswego, passed away at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:20 PM.

Paul was born on November 4, 1954 to the union of Clarence Alvin Spencer and Dorothy Louella (Pugh) Spencer. He had been a lifetime resident of Southeast Kansas, living in Columbus, Weir, and Oswego. He worked as a self-employed handyman, completing countless painting and carpentry projects throughout the area. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and caring for his cats and dogs.
He was married to Brenda (Perry) Spencer, and they later divorced. He then married Viva (Tash) Roberts, and they later divorced.

He is survived by one son, Shawn Spencer of Commerce, OK; three daughters, Kelli Long of Fort Scott, KS, Mistie Spencer-Sexton (husband, Dave) of McCune, KS, and Samantha Spencer of Columbus, KS; two step-daughters, Christy Roberts-Montgomery (husband, Michael) of Arma, KS, and Melissa Ridley-Jewett of Hallowell, KS; as well as twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dorothy Spencer; one brother Raymond Spencer; and two daughters, Melissa and Tina.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at