Michael Wayne Spence

Michael Wayne Spence


Michael Wayne Spence was born to Bruce and Jeanie Spence on October 4, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He grew up predominantly in the Oklahoma City area, attending and graduating from Putnam City High School in 1973.  He majored in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University. During the summer of 1976 he met the love of his life, Debbie, and married in December 1977.

Mike began a career in retail as an Assistant Manager with Woolworth in Duncan late summer 1977. Promotions brought relocating to Texas. First in Arlington and ending in Waco. Upon returning to Oklahoma City in 1983 he embarked on his computer career with the Administrative Office of the Courts until 1998. Moving into the private sector Mike retired from FIS in 2022.

Mike loved and cherished his family and friends. in addition, he greatly enjoyed reading, music, travel, bowling, and critters of all kinds.

Preceded in death by his parents, Mike’s unexpected death occurred March 21, 2024. He is survived by his wife Debbie, daughter Michelle Proto, son-in-love Steven, grandsons Michael and Colin; brother Rick Spence, sister Kari Wade, sisters- in-love Sheri Green and Myra Quick, stepmom Shirley Spence, stepsister Cindy Warren,  stepbrother Rick Husted, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Oklahoma Regional Food Bank or OKC Habitat for Humanity or a Habitat for Humanity in your area.

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  1. Lin (Buchanan) Chaffin

    Debbie & family…my heart is so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. We worked together at the AOC from 1983 until he left in 1998. We kept in touch for several years…but eventually lost touch. I regret that because Mike was special and I considered him a good friend. Please know that I am lifting you up in prayer for peace and comfort during this horribly difficult time.

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