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Donald J. Spence

PITTSVILLE–Donald J. Spence, age 43, of Pittsville died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born in Prince Frederick, Md. and was the son of Buddy Joe and Dorothy Lorraine (Hooper) Spence.  
He was an animal control officer with the Town of Ocean City and also owned Spence Graphics. He was a member of the Red Knights Chapter 3 and a former member of the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department.  
He is survived by his parents, Buddy and Dorothy Lorraine Spence of Parsonsburg; a sister, Angela Spence Purnell of Pittsville and a niece, Kaitlyn Purnell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Bishopville Volunter Fire Department in Bishopville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Animal Control, 6207 Timmons Road, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or to the National Aquarium, c/o Bruce Hofberger or Jessica Donahue, 111 Market Place, Suite 800, Baltimore, Md. 21202. Please write in the memo line “In Memory of Donald Spence.” Condolences may be sent by visiting