Obituary of Spencer Pierce Grotheer, Jr
AIKEN, SC – Spencer Pierce Grotheer, Jr. , age 90, entered into rest Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
Spence was born December 22, 1931 in Savannah, GA to the late Spencer Pierce Grotheer Sr. and the late Louise Gray Grotheer. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1955 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He started his career at The Savannah River Plant (Dupont) in Aiken and later was relocated to Wilmington, Delaware before being reassigned to Aiken in 1979 where he has lived ever since. Spence was always eager and willing to help anyone. He loved people and was passionate about helping others. He served on a variety of volunteer organizations to include Kalmia Landing. He loved St. John’s United Methodist Church where he was a member since 1979. He also enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert A. Grotheer.
Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty-six years, Jane Grotheer; a daughter, Pat Bennington (Lee); a son, Steve Grotheer (Cheryl); three grandchildren, Jeff Irwin, Heather Waters (Christian), and Mary Beth Grotheer; two great-grandchildren, Nolan Waters and Graham Waters; and a sister, Suzanne Jackson.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 28, 2022 at 2:00PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon and Rev. Butch Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Ward Hall at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken, SC 29801.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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