William Jeffry “Jeff” Spencer

ORLEANS - Jeff‘s battle with cancer ended on July 13, 2020, which was fitting as 13 was his lucky number. He was 69 years old.

        He leaves behind his partner Pam Banas of Orleans; his daughter Jenata Spencer of Arlington, Virginia; sister in law, Joan Keene of Weymouth; sister, Carol Edmunds of Richmont, Texas; sister, Priscilla Drollett( Frank) of Plymouth; and brother, Glenn Spencer (Peggy) of Quincy; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents William G and Gladys J. Spencer, his brother, Randy Keene; and his sister, Phyllis McCarthy.

        Jeff was a gentle soul who nurtured animals and plants. He loved bowling, bad puns, brussels sprouts, teaching the uninitiated to play cribbage, and was an inveterate fixer of broken things. He was a Vietnam Veteran, a graduate of South Shore Regional Technical High School, and attended Cape Cod Community College, where he first developed his passion for theater. Over the last 40 years he contributed his talents both on and off the stage to dozens of productions as an actor, director, set designer and builder, and light designer and operator. In that time, he performed at many local theaters, including Barnstable Comedy Club, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Theater Company, WHAT, Provincetown Theater, Payomet, and the Chatham Drama Guild, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors for many years. His contributions to the Cape Cod theater community were significant and will be missed.

        A memorial gathering will be held in the near future.

        Memorial donations may be made in Jeff’s name to the Chatham Drama Guild, P.O. Box 92, Chatham, MA 02633. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.