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.
We had fun going through photos of my brother! Sharing memories helped with his celebration of life.
Sending prayers for comfort for your loved ones.
I have more stories and fun times with him then I can count. I will miss him more the you could imagine.