Spencer Craig Lang (December 23, 1947 - February 22, 2023)

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Spencer Craig Lang
  • December 23, 1947
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  • February 22, 2023

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Spencer Craig Lang, 75, of Ocala, FL passed away on Feb. 22,2023 at Estelle House Hospice of Marion County. Spencer was born on Dec. 23, 1947 in Parkersburg, WV. He was proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Margaret Lang.

He graduated from Har-Brack High School in 1966, graduated from WV Wesleyan College with an Economics degree. He was a consultant for Kellogg for over 17 years. He was known as a work acholic as he enjoyed working and helping others in their jobs. He was an avid reader, profound debater who enjoyed a great conversation debating politics and other topics and respecting his opponent to the end.

He did not let his past define him but helped him turn his life around. He was known to counsel many who dealt with alcohol and drug addiction. As a counselor, guidance and financial advisor and counselor to many for drug and alcoholism addiction, he gave them hope and the tools to move forward in their lives. Once his clients were in his groups many were given a chance as he hired them and taught them strong work ethics and to cope with their addictions. Many of these friends attribute their lives being saved and appreciated as their lives were turned around.

Spencer was known by some and Craig by others. Once a friend you became his extended family. From Natrona Heights, PA, Sutton, WV, Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, Lancaster, PA and finally to Ocala, FL he called these locations home. Friends were made and life was led.

Spencer is survived by his son, Jamie Goodwin of Marysville, OH; grandchildren, Jarod Goodwin of Holiday, FL, Trinity Goodwin of Lancaster, OH; adopted son, Jason Gatchell (Brigid); granddaughter, Izabella, Mount Joy, PA; sister, Julie Linhart (Ken) of Ocala, FL; niece, Jennifer Aderholt (Matt); great nieces, Kaitlyn and Madilyn Aderholt of Ocala, FL; and his beloved cats, Thelma and Brad.

A Celebration of Life is being planned on Sunday, March 5, 2023, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Julie and Ken Linhart’s Home in Ocala, FL. Contact Julie at 352-804-5230 if you plan to attend. A light lunch will be provided. Donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County.


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Date & Time:
March 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM

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  1. Julie posted an image:
    06 Mar 2023
    We had fun going through photos of my brother! Sharing memories helped with his celebration of life.
    We had fun going through photos of my brother! Sharing memories helped with his celebration of life.

  2. Julie Linhart lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 4, 2023 at 3:43:24 AM

  3. Cory Shank says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Knew Spencer from our morning coffee routine. He and I would have conversations almost every morning before our day started. I will always remember his kindness and fantastic sense of humor. He will be missed.

  4. Terri Ward says:
    02 Mar 2023
    I worked with Spencer many years at Kelloggs. He provided education, laughter and excellent arguments to all. He was truly one of a kind. I’ll always remember his wit and that mischievous smile. Gone to soon.

  5. Randy Hicks lit a candle:
    02 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 2, 2023 at 3:14:45 AM

  6. Randy Hicks says:
    02 Mar 2023
    So sorry to hear of Spencer's passing. I worked with Spencer for some years at Kellogg. Spencer had a lot of skills and drive to get the job done. It was cute to hear the stories from the group at Borders, Spencer had attention to detail. Miss you Spenc! Randy

  7. Amy Antonucci says:
    01 Mar 2023
    I worked at Borders in Lancaster, and Spencer was by far my favorite customer. I remember when we redid the cafe and the coding system that he wanted to know the code for a cappuccino, his regular order, because he wanted to order it by code. He also knew exactly how heavy his cup should be and was willing to train us!

  8. Colleen True says:
    01 Mar 2023
    I met Spencer when he was a regular at the Borders Café in Lancaster PA. He came in nearly every single work day and was beloved of the staff there. He threw semi-annual parties, and would always invite the café staff. I will always remember how I left a very precious scarf at his house after a party. He dutifully hung onto that scarf of mine for years, knowing I would someday be able to reclaim it, which I eventually did. He was a dear, sweet man, and I'm sad to hear of his passing.

  9. Janet Simms says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Spencer and I worked together at Kelloggs for a number of years. I think I retired and he was still there. He was a teacher and a friend, always willing to help. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him, he always had or took the time to help anyone. Janet Simms

  10. Gatchell Family lit a candle:
    26 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 26, 2023 at 2:49:29 PM

  11. Doug Frantz says:
    26 Feb 2023
    I met Spencer in 2003 at the Kellogg lancaster plant. Through that time of working together we developed a good relationship of respect for what each other did. It turned into a great friendship over the years. He will be missed.

  12. Brigid lit a candle:
    26 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 26, 2023 at 2:01:37 AM

  13. Rebecca Dryden says:
    25 Feb 2023
    you will always be in our hearts. You were one of a kind and always a friend. I will never forget you.

  14. Rebecca Dryden says:
    25 Feb 2023
    Spencer you will always hold a special place in our hearts!

  15. Christina Carlton says:
    25 Feb 2023
    It is clear you were very loved and will be missed.
    Sending prayers for comfort for your loved ones.

  16. Bob & Reba Parrish lit a candle:
    25 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 25, 2023 at 2:58:00 PM

  17. Archie Seats says:
    25 Feb 2023
    Spencer and I worked many years together in Lancaster at Kelloggs. Had many fun times and just as many yelling matches. As I told Spencer’s sister. The dates on our tombstones have our birthdate followed by a dash then our death date. Those dates are unimportant. The dash in between is what’s important. What we did with our lives, and Spencer lived his with all the gusto and loving he could. I’ll miss my friend but will remember all that he was.

  18. Lee Van Der Wende says:
    25 Feb 2023
    Craig and I had been friends for 56 years. From the first week at Wesleyan until his passing.
    I have more stories and fun times with him then I can count. I will miss him more the you could imagine.

  19. Alison Wernicke says:
    25 Feb 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Lots of love. He lived a good life.

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