Ryan Orlando Spencer

Tawas City and Hale, Michigan
March 25, 1985 - June 6, 2018


Monday, June 11, 2018
Noon - 3:00 PM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel

Obituary Notice

Ryan Orlando Spencer, age 33, of Tawas City and Hale, passed away on June 6, 2018. Ryan was born on March 25, 1985 in Tawas City to Gary and Kimberly Spencer. He attended Tawas Area High School and played football for the Braves! He had a passion for the outdoors and truly loved gathering around campfires with family and friends, fishing, and just about anything else, as long as it were outside! Ryan will be remembered as being the life of a party, humorous, witty, and quick at telling jokes. He also liked playing cards and video games, and adored all animals, most especially dogs. He was an avid Michigan State University fan! Above all, Ryan dearly cherished his two children, as they were the most precious gift to him. He will be forever remembered by all who knew and loved him. Ryan is survived by his 2 children, Maddison and Logan; his mother, Kimberly Martin of Tawas City, his loving girlfriend and mother of their children, Jessica Tumminello of Hale; sister, Sara (Joshua) Martin-Crane of Tawas City; 2 nephews, Joseph and Skylar Crane; and many special friends. Ryan is preceded in death by his father, Gary Spencer; and his step father, Stephen Martin. Ryan's family will welcome friends at the Buresh Funeral Home on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM for a time of visitation and celebration of Ryan's life. Cremation will take place after the gathering and he will be laid to rest in the Pioneer Cemetery in Sand Lake. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a memorial to his family in Ryan's name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Pioneer Cemetery


Love ya brother. You will truely be missed. Enjoyed our friendship and will always keep you in my heart bro. Rest peacefully and fly high with your pops. Till we meet again my brother.
— Jason DeShano
Ryan I met you at the Harvest. We remained friends after we parted ways from the restaurant. We had a great time with a lot of great laughs. Your family will always be in my heart as so will you. Rest in heaven my dear friend.
— Amanda zastrow
RIP Ryan you will always be remembered and loved. You were a great friend for many many years. Love ya fly high
— Shannon
My deepest sympathy to the family....ongoing prayers in the days ahead...I had the honor of working with Ryan, and knowing him for many years..he had a beautiful heart..and smile..he had a great sense of humor...we shared alot of memories through the years..I met ryan thru his dad..and his companion liz..and her son marty... and we had alot of fun over the years....his kids was the most important to his life....he was a great dad....I was saddened by the loss of ryan...and I will miss him tremendously...rest in peace my friend....much love...dawn
— dawnmuringer
I'm so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. I wish everyone would of known the Ryan I knew. He was a spectacular guy! I'll forever cherish the memories we made together... Until we meet again my dearest friend! R.I.P Spencer!! 💜💜💜
— Brittany
Hard to believe your gone Snook. Seeing you today still didn’t make it real. Your too good to go too soon. Your loved and missed truly. Til we meet again my friend.
— The other Snookums
Kim and Sara,
I was so sorry to read of Ryan's passing. He was a special young man and I remember him coming to church with you and your mother, especially every Christmas Eve. I always got a big hug from him whenever I saw him and he always told me about his children. He helped out at the TAPC church many times when he was younger and everyone liked him so much. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God give you peace during this very difficult time. Shirley MacLeod
— Shirley and Phil MacLeod
Miss the early days at work together, God bless
— Robert Kaderle
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times and please pass these feelings onto your family. I do believe that your closeness and warm memories will bring you comfort. My prayers will be for you and your family to find the peace and strength that comes in knowing that Ryan has gone to sleep temporarily. In the bible you can read why and how Jesus resurrected his friend Lazarus, who had fallen asleep in a temporary state of death. Lazarus lived again but of course Lazarus and all the other resurrected ones back in those days had eventually fallen asleep in death again. Long story short, all the resurrected ones examples in the bible were a prelude/taste of what God's Kingdom that Jesus preached about will accomplish. (Luke 8:1 and Luke 9:1,2)
The bible shows us why Jesus let Lazarus fall asleep in death and it explains how Jesus will do the same for us at the appointed time. Please read the promises in the bible and have Faith that what you have read is not a fairy tale but it is all true, but you must believe what you are reading and hold on to the God of Love and mercy who gave us this hope. His name is Jehovah (psalms 83:18) and his son Jesus will resurrect Ryan and anyone who goes to sleep in death. (Please read John chapter 11 and John 5:28,29 and the promise from Jehovah God himself in Revelation 21:3,4). Please hold on to these scriptures of truth and hope.
Read and meditate daily and don't give up!

Your friend in faith and understanding
Mrs. L. Bowen
You can read the bible online at jw.org and find answers to most common spiritual and biblical questions.
— L. Bowen
May the God of all comfort provide you with a measure of consolation during the days, weeks, and months ahead. All those who have fallen asleep in death are precious in God’s eyes. Psalm 116:15
— Pamela Strong
Please accept my condolences. I have found comfort in God's word, the Bible. Such as the future earthly hope for our loved ones found at John 5:28,29: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life."
— Clara
Miss and love you brother. Think of you all the time. Still doesn't seem real. Rip
— Jake lawrason

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