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Jason Paul Spencer, age 43

Jason Paul Spencer departed this life on May 18, 2023, at the age of 43. Jason was born on October 8, 1979, to John Dee and Carolyn Hoben Spencer in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Bartee; his paternal grandparents, Johnnie and Valma Spencer; and his maternal grandparents, Dick and Francis Hoben.

Jason attended Sheridan Public Schools, was in the Gifted and Talented Program, and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, with a degree in Geology. Jason worked as a geologist in the gas/oil fields of West Texas for a period and most recently as a GIS analyst for the Arkansas Department of Health. Jason had a love for the outdoors: exploring, hiking, swimming, canoeing, camping, and rockhounding—especially in the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. He had a heart of gold and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jason is survived by his father, John Spencer of Waldron; daughter, and pride of his life, Abigail Spencer; his partner, Mary Moritz of Little Rock; his stepson, Jonathan Bailey of Maumelle and his mother Marissa Bailey Spencer of Little Rock; his brother, John D Spencer III and wife Melanie Porter Spencer of North Little Rock; and a host of friends and relatives.

A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 2:00-6:00pm at Lakeside Country Club; 2423 E. Woodson Lateral Road, Hensley, Arkansas 72065. Contact John Spencer for directions (501) 200-2225.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Gregory Treadway Posted May 26, 2023 10:13 AM

    Words alone cannot heal the emptiness that accompanies the passing of a loved one, but I hope that my presence, even from a distance, can comfort you. Jason was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of those around him, and I feel privileged to have known him. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and the lasting impact he made on all those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.

  • Joe Mooney Posted May 26, 2023 1:15 PM

    Jason lived across from us in East End when I was a kid. We did a lot of exploring around there together. He was a great guy and his personality was contagious. I wish I had known him better as an adult. Prayers to his family and friends.

  • Mary Moritz Posted June 9, 2023 3:33 PM

    We were so loved. I’ll cherish our adventures forever. Rest in love. All will miss u so much.

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