WHEREAS, James Kyle Spencer, retired banker and longtime Columbus State University supporter, died on July 12, 2015 at the age of 88;
WHEREAS, he was born in Columbus on December 17, 1926 and attended Columbus High School and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia before graduating from Princeton University in 1948 with a degree in political science;
WHEREAS, he formerly served on the boards of Trust Company of Columbus, First Union, BankSouth and was an early investor in and board member of Aflac;
WHEREAS, he was generous supporter of Columbus State University, financing the Spencer House in Oxford, England, where CSU students study abroad and where he and his wife Sally loved to travel;
WHEREAS, in 2013, he donated an impressive collection of over 80 historic maps to the Columbus State University archives;
WHEREAS, a devoted environmentalist, he co-founded Trees Columbus, Inc. and later donated the Spencer House that houses other environmental organizations;
WHEREAS, he was a former President of the Historic Columbus Foundation and a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
WHEREAS, he was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a Sunday School teacher and deacon at First Presbyterian Church;
WHEREAS, he was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Sally, his daughter, Louise Spencer Dupre of Rochester, NY and is survived by sons, James K. Spencer, Jr. (Lynna) of Columbus, Tracy E. D. Spencer (Kathy) of Columbus, and Richard P. Spencer, II (Mary Leslie) of Atlanta, and nine grandchildren.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
We hereby express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of James Kyle Spencer. His contributions to country, to Columbus State University, and the Columbus community will long be remembered. Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of James Kyle Spencer.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 28
day of July, 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of Council.
Councilor Allen voting ____________.
Councilor Baker voting_____________.
Councilor Barnes voting____________.
Councilor Buck voting______________.
Councilor Davis voting_____________.
Councilor Henderson voting_________.
Councilor Huff voting______________.
Councilor Pugh voting______________.
Councilor Thomas voting____________.
Councilor Woodson voting___________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR