David R. Spence, 72, of Fisher passed from this life at his home in Fisher on Sunday January 30, 2022. There will be a private family Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Church of The Living God, 312 East Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820.
David was born in 1949 in Champaign, a son of Voyle and Ruth (Prest) Spence. He married Tonya his beloved wife in 1986, they have been married for thirty-five years and she survives in Fisher. Also surviving is a step-son Sean (Cheerie) Crook of Bloomington; sister Judy (Peter) Wilkins of Charlottesville, WV and a sister-in-law Brenda (Paul) Dehlinger of McCormick, SC and many dear nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.
David received a Master’s Degree of Architecture from the University of Illinois and was a James Scholar. He excelled as an architect and designed multiple commercial, residential and religious buildings throughout Illinois. He designed The Church of The Living God, Christine Rich Dance Studio in Savoy, Marquis Energy Office Buildings and home in Devonshire Subdivision in Champaign and Berringer Commons Subdivision in Urbana.
David had a beautiful sense of humor, loved traveling, reading and designing buildings. His greatest joy was making dreams come true for others through his work. He will be missed by all of his family that loved him, they will keep him close and will never forget his happiness at the holidays and family gatherings.