On September 15, 2023, we lost a cherished soul, Spencer Cleavenger. Born on July 24, 1998, in Amarillo, Texas, Spencer’s life was a beacon of inspiration and courage, even though it was cut short. Despite Spencer’s young age, he embraced life with such fervor and enthusiasm that his spirit will forever echo in the hearts of those who knew him.
Spencer, a lifelong resident of Amarillo, and a 2018 graduate of Amarillo High School was a vibrant and radiant spirit, an example of resilience and strength. While he was never formally employed, he possessed a unique wisdom and understanding of life that was far beyond his years. He had an innate ability to bring joy and positivity to any situation, which touched everyone he met. Spencer enjoyed playing Xbox and he loved watching all of the Friday the 13th movie series. His favorite hobbies were riding bikes with his family and watching the Dallas Cowboys with his dad.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Yvonne Moore, his maternal grandfather, Carl Ott, and his aunt, Angela Ott.
Spencer is survived by his loving parents, Rodney and Amy Cleavenger, who provided unwavering support and love throughout his life; his brothers, Zackery Cleavenger and Rodney Cleavenger, Jr.; his grandfather Dever Cleavenger; his “Nana” Dale Ott; his great-aunt, Susan Carter McAfee and husband Bill; his uncles, Dever Cleavenger, Jr., and Dale Cleavenger and wife Rhonda, as well as many cousins. His memory is a treasured keepsake, from which they will never part.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, September 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services, 3707 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, Texas, 79102.
The funeral service will follow on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at His Church – Amarillo, 6300 Arden Road, Amarillo, Texas, 79109.
Spencer’s radiant spirit and the love he spread will forever be remembered by all who knew him. We encourage those who knew and loved Spencer to leave their memories and upload photos to the memorial page, to keep his spirit alive and pay tribute to his remarkable life.