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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Mayor proclaims Feb. 23 a day to celebrate life of Dr. Robert Spence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure will proclaim Feb. 23, 2020 an official day of mourning in the City of Springfield, to memorialize the life and death of Dr. Robert Spence. Spence died Feb. 19 and will be laid to rest Feb. 23. Spence was president emeritus of Evangel University, where he served for more than 40 years. Spence was known as a community icon and and served as trusted counselor and goodwill ambassador for the community at large.

McClure asks that citizens take a moment to reflect upon the characteristics Dr. Spence embodied as a leader and mentor. He was known as a servant leader, always exhibiting service above self, which is the Rotarian motto he lived his life by.

Read the proclamation

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For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

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