Mr. Harold Elmo Spencer passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on June 21, 1941 to the late Howard Elmo Spencer and the late Hazel Reaves Spencer and was married to Lynda Owen Spencer. 

Harold was retired from the United States Postal Service with 23 years of employment. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the local American Legion Post 8. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and singing. He was a member of Dan River Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Lynda, he is survived by a daughter, Natalie S. Torrence and husband, Kevin; grandchildren Preston Spencer Seamons and Lleyton Isaac Burkholder; sister Brenda McPeters and husband Larry; a niece, Amy; and numerous other family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Dan River Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Wooten and the Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

An open visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home from noon until 7 p.m. for family and friends to pay their respects.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.