Dallas Elroy Spence

December 11, 1953 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 66)

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     DALLAS ELROY SPENCE of Chesterfield, Virginia (affectionally known to many as “Sip”) peacefully entered into eternal rest in the early morning on July 30, 2020 in the care of Central Lynchburg General Hospital, in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

      Dallas was born on Friday, December 11, 1953 in Franklin Virginia, to the parents of the late Dallas and Elsie Wiggins Spence.  He was reared in Emporia, Virginia and he graduated from Greensville County High School.  He attended and was baptized at Saint James Episcopal Church in Emporia. Throughout his youth, he also attended his Father’s home church, Macedonia Baptist Church.  As an adult, he became a technician at ICI Americas Inc. (formerly known as ICI) in Hopewell, Virginia. 

     Dallas brought an abundance of joy to his family and friends with his beautiful smile and zest for life.  He deeply loved soul music and often would sing along to some of his favorite artists, namely, James Brown, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and, of course, Michael Jackson.  Boy could he dance.  His favorite sport was football (Dallas Cowboys being his favorite team). He also loved the New York Knicks and played basketball often with his nephews in the backyard.  However, his favorite passion was eating delicious foods (crabs in particular). He enjoyed interacting with his family at family events. 

     Dallas was preceded in his death by his brother, Ronald L. Spence, sister, Brenda Spence Glass and his nephew, Randolph Scott, Jr.  Left to cherish his life are his brother, Alphonso Spence (Sandra), two sisters, Carolyn Spence Valdes and Roslyn Spence Cousins (Royal, Sr.) and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He is also survived by three aunts, Hortense Spence Williams, Pauline Spence Epps and Mediel Wallace Spence, who is also his God mother; a host of cousins, friends and caregivers.   


In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made in the name of Dallas Elroy Spence to Macedonia Baptist Church.  


Memorial Service Attendees are encouraged to mask/facial coverings and exercise social distancing.  


Relatives and friends will assemble at the funeral home by 9:00 AM, on the day of the service for the processional to the cemetery.  



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Spence's tribute wall to share memories and extend condolences, as sentiments to the family.  


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to the family of Mr. Dallas Elroy Spence.

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Graveside Memorial Service
August 5, 2020

10:00 AM
Macedonia Baptist Church
30 Quarrell Road
Emporia, VA 23847

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