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Spencer Wallace Chaffin, Jr.

In Loving Memory

Spencer Wallace Chaffin, Jr.

2/13/1958 - 2/13/2018

Spencer Wallace Chaffin, Jr., 60, of Friendswood, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Spencer was born on February 13, 1958 in Hartselle, Alabama to parents Spencer Wallace Chaffin, Sr and Mabell (Childers) Pruitt. 

Spencer graduated from Alvin High School in 1977.  He was employed at Team, Inc. (Alvin) before joining Monsanto in June of 1978.  Spencer began his career with Monsanto as a processor in the SAB unit and worked there for 21 months before transferring to Olefins in March of 1980 for the start-up of the new unit.  In late 1981, Spencer transferred to the Safety Department, where he was promoted to Fire Safety Inspector.  In 1988, he transferred to NTA-IDA-STS for the start-up of the new STS unit.  In June of 1999, Spencer was promoted to his present job as a Shift Coordinator. 

Spencer has served as a member of the Fire Crew since his new employment.  He worked at Chocolate Bayou for 39 ½ years.  During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Spencer served as a volunteer for the Alvin Fire Department, the Alvin Police Department, the Fire Marshall, as well as an EMT Intermediate.

Spencer loved his family, God and helping others.

Spencer is survived by his wife “Sweetie” Gloria del Socorro Reyes Salazar; and a large extended family.

As Spencer always said, “Safety is personal”.

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Hinkley officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens, 2426 Cullen Blvd, Pearland, TX 77581.

Condolences may be sent to the Chaffin family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Spencer’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

February 18,2018 - 9:08 am


We are so sorry for your loss. May 'the God of all comfort' be with your family at this difficult time. Psalms 46:1


March 15,2018 - 10:22 am

Manuel Rodriguez

It is with deep sadness and regret that I read about Spencer's recent death. Please allow me to express my sincere condolences to all the Spencer Family. I was a teacher at Alvin High School and Spencer was one of my students, I knew him as a fine student and as the avid basketball player that he enjoyed. I am totally disheartened by his passing. Manuel Rodriguez (Teacher at Alvin High School)


February 14,2018 - 9:47 pm

Debbie Covington

Stan and Sam I am so sorry for your loss he will be so missed its so hard when we lose a loved one. Deb


February 18,2018 - 9:21 pm

Deme Anderson

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all who loved Spencer.I will always remember his kindness to me and my family. Spencer was my friend.He will be missed and never forgotten.


February 15,2018 - 4:04 pm

Barbara Nowlin

Gloria, I am so very sorry about your loss. Spencer was such a kind and wonderful person. I grieve with you and your extended family. He will be greatly missed & loved by so many,forever. We in Quakers Landing will always remember him and love you both. With my love and sympathy, Barbara Nowlin


February 15,2018 - 2:50 pm

Richelle Brasher

I never had the opportunity to meeting Spencer but I wanted to send my respects to his family. I am praying for God to give you all peace, healing and strength in this time of mourning and loss.


February 15,2018 - 9:56 am

Lori Williams

Dearest Gloria and all of Spencer's extended family, Tom and I are still in shock. We will love Spencer forever. We are so sorry for his loss and share your grief. Please know that we are here for you. Quakers Landing loves you. We all share this grief. He was the kindest soul. Good people. Salt of the earth. Always there for family and friends and neighbors. The nicest man. A good Christian. His love will not end, ever. We love you. Tom and Lori Williams


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