Michael Winfield Spencer, 45, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

Born in Horatio, he was a son of Margaret Campbell Phelps and Dewey Spencer. Mr. Spencer attended the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Hillcrest High School in the Class of 1987. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and served his country for four years. Mr. Spencer worked for many years with Sloan Construction Co. of South Carolina. He was a member of Willow Grove AME Church in Horatio.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Robert Phelps of Horatio; his father, Dewey Spencer of Horatio; one sister, Kendra McBride of Columbia; three brothers, Dewey (Joy) Spencer Jr., Gary Spencer of Columbia and Norman Spencer of Horatio; a host of dear relatives and friends to cherish his memories.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Willow Grove AME Church, 8105 Sumter Landing Road, Horatio, with the Rev. Wallace Preston officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Willow Grove AME Church cemetery.

The public may view from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter.

The family will receive friends at 4025 Waiters Road, Horatio.

The family requests that memorials and condolences be made on their memorial tribute page found at www.PalmerMemorialChapel.com.

Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.