Spencer Foster Allen

Published 12:14 am Sunday, November 4, 2018


NATCHEZ — Services for Spencer Foster Allen, 33, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at his home surrounded by family, will be at noon on Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ken Ritter officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Spencer was born Jan.  8,1985, in Natchez, the son of Woodrow W. Allen, Jr. and Evelyn “Sissy” Junkin Allen.

He attended Cathedral School and graduated in 2003. He was elected Mr. CHS by his peers, a member of the National Honor Society, awarded the American Legion Award and honored as an All-American Scholar. He attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College, graduating with an associate in arts degree receiving High Honors, was as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a Dean’s List student, a United States Achievement Academy National Collegiate Computer Science Award recipient and was awarded the Taylor Presidential Scholarship. He attended Alcorn State University, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and graduating with honors  in 2010 in the school’s MBA Program with a master of business administration degree. In 2015, Alcorn State University recognized Spencer as the first annual Alumnus of the Year for the School of Business.

Spencer was actively involved in finance and enjoyed analyzing and trading stocks. He had a passion for thoroughbred racing and was an owner in several race horses, winning races at major race tracks, Aqueduct and Belmont, as well as other tracks around the country. His interest in sports included all Mississippi State University sports programs, the New Orleans Saints and more recently the Dallas Cowboys. He was active with his friends in many fantasy sports leagues in both football and basketball.

He was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Woodrow W. Allen, Sr. and June Spencer Allen, Jo Ella Junkin Martin and her husband Francis Martin, an aunt, Anne Allen Hash and her husband Jess Hash and a great uncle Lamar Spencer.

Survivors include his parents, sister Jennie Anne Allen of Ridgeland, uncle Jerry Junkin and wife Becky of Natchez, cousins Lari Sandel and husband Lewie of Madison, David Junkin and wife, Stacey, of Birmingham, Ala., Jordan Falls and husband, Brandon, of Lafayette, La., and Blythe Roberts of Lafayette; and numerous other cousins and family.

Pallbearers will be Mark Carter, Tyler Crisp, Patrick Biglane, David Junkin, Lewie Sandel and Brandon Falls.

The family wants to thank the staff of Deaconess Hospice, Dr. Kenneth Stubbs, Paige Eby, Shelia Evans and chaplain Robby Britt for their loving, professional and dedicated care. The family requests donations in his memory be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Cathedral School Development Fund or DEBRA of America, 75 Broad St., Suite 300, New York, NY 10004.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.