Funeral services for three members of a Doddridge County family allegedly gunned down by a teenage son will be held this Saturday in Harrison County.
Fredrick Spencer III, 49; his wife Dixie, 47; and their 9-year-old daughter, Patience, were killed Monday at their home off W.Va. 19 North near West Union. Joseph Spencer, a junior at Doddridge County High School, is facing three first-degree murder charges in their deaths.
Services for the Spencers will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the T. Edward Davis gymnasium at Salem International University in Salem, according to an obituary published online Thursday. Friends may call two hours before the service.
Harbet Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Fredrick and Dixie married on June 28, 1986, according to the obituary, and had four children: Patience Josette, known as "PJ," older daughter Elisabeth, and sons Ian and Joseph.
The two were active members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Salem and often organized events there, according to their obituaries.
Frederick worked as an international pilot for UPS for more than 20 years. He graduated from Liberty High School and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and aviation from Salem International University, then named Salem College.
He enjoyed reading, construction work and all outdoor activities, according to the obituary.