Charles Wayland Spencer, 61, better known as “Chuckie,” passed away at home on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Chuckie was born on February 22, 1959, in Cambridge, Maryland, to the late Harvey and Arneda Spencer. He was the fourth of five children to the couple. Chuckie graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School in May 1979.
After high school, Chuckie was employed at several factories throughout the Dorchester Country area. Later he went to work for the Board of Education as a custodian, where he worked for 19 years. Although employed with the Board of Education, Chuckie spent his spare time working on his many cars and doing side jobs for his family and friends.
On the weekends, you could find Chuckie spending time with his cars, at the race track, or hanging out with his buddies. He loved to be around his friends and was well-loved by many people in the community. Although he did not like to be the center of attention, Chuckie stood out in the crowd with his warm, welcoming smile and affectionate personality.
In 1986, Chuckie had his one and only child, Tiffany Presmy (formerly Spencer), with his long time girlfriend, Joy Cornish. He adored his daughter and was a proud father to their child. Even though he only had one biological child, Chuckie mentored several younger people in the community that looked up to him.
In 2013, Chuckie’s health began to fail him. However, that did not stop him from working and keeping up his cheerful spirit. He rarely complained about his circumstances and did not allow his health issues to stop him from keeping busy, whether “tinkering” with his cars, or finding side projects to occupy his mind. It was no secret that Chuckie loved cars, as he’s owed over 20 vehicles in his lifetime because he always felt he needed a spare. His most memorable car, and what others recognized him with, was his loud black Monte Carlo, which he called his “project car.” If you wanted to start a conversation with Chuckie, all you had to do was talk about cars, and he could talk forever. When Chuckie’s health worsened, he was no longer able to work on his cars physically. Therefore, he began working on model vehicles due to less physical stress.
Chuckie was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Arneda Spencer. He leaves memories with his daughter, Tiffany Presmy (Johnson); two brothers, Harvey C. Spencer, Sr. and Terrence Spencer (Patricia); two sisters, Cynthia Spencer and Ivydene Elliott (Rodney); two nieces, Ikeia Revelle (Mike), Ineca Elliott; three nephews, Gary Bryan, Jr. (Lakeithia), Rodney Elliott, Jr, and Harvey C. Spencer, Jr.; three great-nieces, Aniya Bryan, Makenzie Revelle, and Mikayla Revelle; two great-nephews, Angelo Johnson and Jakai Bryan. He had special relationships with his aunt and second mother, Annie Mae Murray, his uncle, Charles T. Spencer; close cousins, Edwin Thompson and Keith Boswell; along with Joy Cornish, Bonnie Todd Edwards, Lola Jones Peters, and a host of relatives, family, and friends
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