Buford Spicer, 78, carpenter, drywall installer

April 15, 2003

Buford Spicer, a retired Hampden carpenter, died of cancer April 7 at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 78.

Born and raised in Quicksand, Ky., Mr. Spicer enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school and served as a shipboard cook during World War II.

Mr. Spicer moved to Baltimore in 1946, and worked for many years as a carpenter and drywall installer. He also was a drywall installer in Richmond, Va., and Florida before returning to his Beech Avenue home in the 1970s. He retired in 1993.

He was married for 45 years to the former Mary Magaline, who died in 2001.

Services were held yesterday.

Mr. Spicer is survived by two sons, Steven B. Spicer and Donald Spicer, both of Hampden; a daughter, Frances A. Page of Essex; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Another son, Ronald Spicer, died in 1993.

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