Mr. Burnise Samuel Spencer, 70 of Cartersville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 12:00PM (Noon) at Crosspoint City Church, 325 Old Mill Road, Cartersville, GA 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 11:00AM until the hour of service. Interment will be on February 16, 2022 at 2:00PM at the Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA 30114.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
On January 30, 2022 Burnise Samuel Spencer entered peacefully into eternal rest, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 4, 1951 in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Elliott and Maime Goode Spencer.
He was educated in the Bartow County School System and graduated from Cass High School. After high school Burnise proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. While serving he received the following medals; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and three Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Bronze and two Loops. On, January 31, 1979 h was Honorably Discharged. While he was stationed in Texas, Burnise studied and excelled in the field of Software Engineering at Central Texas College.
In 1972 he married his high school sweetheart, Deborah Ann Miller, and to this union two beautiful children were born, Dru Elliott and Valerie Ann Spencer. He was extremely proud of his children and their accomplishments. Burnise was Vice President for Fiserv Incorporate; a bank data management company and retired in April 2015 after thirty years of service.
He was an avid sports enthusiast. He played football in high school and played flag football while in the Army, where he helped his team win the championship at Fort Hood, Texas. He was the assistant coach on his children's team in various sports. Burnise enjoyed serving as chaperone for his children's high school marching band trips. Not only did he chaperone, he mentored dozens of the band members. Even though those students are adults now they respectfully still called him "Mr. Spencer".
Left to cherish his memory , loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Deborah Spencer; children, Dru (Wanda) Spencer and Valerie Ann Spencer; four grandchildren, Samuel Elliott, Alexander Ellis Spencer, Andrew Dean (A/K/A). Adam Gaylor, and Samantha Gwen Gaylor; siblings, Eloise (Elmer) Ellis, Carolyn Holmes, William Spencer, Elliott (Vera) Spencer, Jerome Spencer, Author (Angela) Spencer, Rosa Spencer, Cleon Spencer, and Dorothy (Aaron) Spencer; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.