REID, SPENCER LLOYD (1954 ~ 2010)
The following obituary appeared in the Austin American Statesman on November 17, 2010.
Spencer Lloyd Reid Spencer Lloyd Reid, 56, of Austin, TX, died November 14, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born August 5, 1954, to Bill and Alice Reid of Lamesa, TX. The valedictorian and graduate of the class of 1972 from Lamesa High School, Spencer went on to graduate with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and then the University of Texas Law School in 1979.
He married his wife of almost thirty years, Royce Christine Larson, on April 18, 1981. Spencer retired as General Counsel for the Lieutenant Governor after serving the state of Texas for over 30 years. Previous to the Texas Senate, he served most of the years in various capacities at the Texas General Land Office. His activities for the State of Texas all began with his job as Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the Texas House when he was 18 years old.
Spencer was a very dedicated husband and father, participating actively in his children's activities and educations. He was a strong man of faith and the spiritual leader of his family. A beloved son and brother, he enjoyed growing up on his family's farm in Lamesa, TX. It was also a place that he shared with his children later in life. He took his knowledge of farming into his later days and was known to be in the yard with his plants and even kept a garden until his final years.
Spencer also enjoyed traveling and camping with family, always sharing his knowledge of the land and nature that he cherished. He never took for granted any day that he was able to spend with his family.
Spencer was preceded in death by his father, Bill Reid and his in laws Arthur and Genevieve Larson. He is survived by his wife Royce, his son Hayden and his wife Jennifer, son Taylor and his wife Samantha, daughter Ryan and son Duncan. He is also survived by his mother Alice Reid of Lamesa, brother Cody and his wife Karen, sister Katrina and her husband Richard, brother Randy and his wife Anna. He was blessed to have seen his first granddaughter, Blake Emily Reid, born November 4, 2010. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Spencer touched so many people's lives and will be dearly missed. We are all better for having known him. There will be a visitation for family and friends to be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services celebrating Spencer's life will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78759. You are invited to share your memoires of Spencer with his family at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com