Louis Spencer Jr.

Published 12:01 am Sunday, August 22, 2010

Funeral Services for Louis Spencer Jr. will be Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at the Mount Heroden Baptist Church, with The Rev. Louis A. Hall Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday in the chapel.

Mr. Spencer died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. He was 88.

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He was an original member of the popular Vicksburg band the Red Tops, which he played saxophone in for 20 years. He worked as chief messenger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 37 years, and also worked at the Saenger Theatre, operated Gladys’ Grocery Store and owned and managed a janitorial service. He served in the Navy in World War II, was a member of Mount Heroden Baptist Church and was a charter member of the American Legion Tyner-Post No. 213.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.