Michael Charles Spence, 64, died unexpectedly June 17, 2021 in Spotsylvania, VA. He was born June 23, 1956, in Cheverly, MD, the son of Robert Eugene and Betty Mae (Uncapher) Spence.
Michael married his wife Lillian Esther Bostic on November 30, 1979 in Upper Marlboro, MD. He graduated from Bladensburg High School, class of 1974. After graduating he went on to obtain his D.C. Steam Engineers, Class 3 license in November 1977. He also held a DLLR Board of Stationary Engineers 01- First Grade Engineer and State Board of HVACR 09-Journeyman Licenses. During his job career as an engineer, he worked at the National Press Building (with his dad), In Nov 1976 he worked at the Safeway Distribution Center in Landover, MD up until he retired in Nov 2005 after 29 years of employment. He continued his career and worked for EMCOR Government Services, Inc., where he worked at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and then the Dept. of Health and Human Services (Humphrey Building) in the District of Columbia. Michael was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 99 for many years. He retired in July 2016 after over 40 years of work.
Michael enjoyed spending his weekends watching his children race motocross with Middle Atlantic Motocross Association from 1993-2001. He also enjoyed fishing, watching westerns, wrestling, baseball and football. He especially liked rooting against the Redskins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Eugene Spence, Jr. Surviving in addition to his wife of 41 years, are his sons, Michael Charles Spence, Jr. of Fredericksburg, VA, Robert Eugene Spence of Spotsylvania, VA and Bryan Matthew Spence (Rebecca Smith) of Lusby, MD; daughters Amanda Gail Bostic of Pasadena, MD, Crystal Viola Bennett (Timothy Mauzy) of Petersburg, WV and Lori Michele Montibeller (Dr. Joseph Montibeller) of Pittsburgh, PA; eleven grandchildren, Alyssa Bostic, Austin Spence, Thomas Davidson, Haley Spence, Helen Ingham, Bradly Spence, Alaina Spence, Marcus Montibeller, Owen Spence, Allison Spence and Ryleigh Spence; three sisters, Sandra Sue Hooe of N Miami Beach, FL, Pamela Ann Moore and her husband Michael Moore of Mechanicsville, MD and Roberta Kay Barkley of Laurel, MD; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be available to friends and family at Beall Funeral Home, Bowie, MD on Thursday, June 24, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Cremation will take place at a later date.