Morley Spencer PE Obituary (2021) – Buford, GA

Morley Victor Spencer PE
Morley Victor Spencer PE, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday evening September 4, 2021 surrounded by his wife, children and dear friends. Morley was born in Bristol, England, where he spent his adulthood chasing women and honing his pub crawl skills along a two mile stretch of road in Little Stoke which at his best memory, included seven perfectly spaced pubs. He considered his mastery of a good pub crawl one of his most notable accomplishments during his formative years, as well as his participation in the infamous Mods and Rockers Showdown on Brighton Beach where the well-targeted punch of a Mod left him with the deviated septum which he sported as a sort of trophy for the rest of his life. Although Morley was a born engineer, his entry into the field was accidental. After graduating from high school, he was offered an apprenticeship at Drake & Scull Engineering which he accepted with the false understanding that they were going to teach him how to be a draftsman. As it turned out, what they actually had in mind was to make him a mechanical engineer. He was enrolled in Bath College and spent the next five decades practicing the craft that would be his lifelong passion. Although he loved England – and despite the fact that he had never been to America – Morley wanted to be American. Encouraged by his mother Sydney, he quit his job and bought plane tickets for himself and his English wife, arriving in New York with a guitar and a few hundred dollars in his pocket. In the years that followed, he continued his career and worked diligently to achieve his goal of citizenship, narrowly missing deportation on a few occasions due to visa expiration, until his officer in Immigration gets tired of seeing him through his office and stamps his papers. He proudly took the oath of citizenship wearing shoulder-length blonde hair and a brown and yellow checkered suit, a bold fashion statement forever commemorated by the photo on his citizenship papers. Morley’s life story in America is a testament to his hard work, determination, self-reliance and perseverance. It was a story he told every year on April 15, when he felt the government’s hand in his pocket (the higher the tax bill, the more detailed and passionate the story was). Over the years, his CPAs quickly learned how to mitigate bad tax news as best they could and to bring earplugs to the meeting. Morley was infallibly tidy and precise (“if it’s not the right angle, it’s the wrong angle”), meticulous with paperwork and his tools, and never got anywhere a minute later than ten minutes earlier. His penchant for frankness and honesty was legendary. He wasn’t the person to ask if an outfit made you look fat or if a technical or architectural design was good unless you really wanted to know the answer. He was fiercely independent and extremely proud of the fact that he had never taken a dime from the government in his entire life until Social Security folks insisted he start taking their checks after his 70th birthday. . Morley was a man of many talents. He excelled at growing tomatoes, working wood, leading boats and driving his coach to visit the country he loved so much. He was a connoisseur of Sunday roasts, Brussels sprouts, all forms of potatoes except yams, everything chocolatey, and a well-made Jack Daniels with ginger ale. Although her culinary endeavors were generally limited to making morning coffee, her secret chili recipe won two state championships and earned her a spot at a national chili competition. He loved his family and friends, reading, Queen Elizabeth, Brexit, rock music (especially music by British bands) (thanks to Freddie Mercury), fireworks and everything on History Channel. He was always up for a fortune, once helping a guy he met at a bar deliver a plane to Central America the next day. He hated socialism, okra, illegal immigration, dishonesty, plumbing repairs, and unstarched shirts. He was incredibly proud of the engineering company he founded and the two daughters and sons-in-law he won as part of a global deal when he married his soul mate, Susan. Morley’s exuberance for life, his bright smile and his easy laughter will be sorely missed. Morley was predeceased by his parents Victor Nelson Spencer and Sydney Bradford Spencer. He is survived by his wife Susan Dockins Spencer, his daughters Michelle Mohr Garr (Tony) and Heather Mohr, his grandsons Kurt (Julia) Garr, Kory Garr and Justin Powell, his great-granddaughter Ava Garr, his sister Carol Marks and her nephew Adam Marks from Bristol, England. , niece Laura Marks (Jeremie Janise) of New Orleans, her loving Tennessee family Loretta and Jim Ryan, Roger and Millie Dockins, Bradley Dockins, Paul and Jane Dockins, and her longtime friend, business partner and heart brother Doug Bristol. A celebration of the life well lived in Morley will take place at 1:00 PM on Monday September 20 at The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd, Flowery Branch, Ga 30542. To express your condolences, please sign our guestbook in online at Arranged by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.
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September 15, 2021

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