Spencer, Eric 5/19/1963 - 4/2/2022 Kalamazoo Eric Philip Spencer 58 of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away in his sleep early morning on Saturday April 2, 2022. Eric was born May 19, 1963 in Owosso Michigan to Philip and Karen Spencer. He grew up in Kalamazoo where he was an avid competitive swimmer and attended Milwood Jr High and Loy Norrix High school. He graduated from Schoolcraft High School in 1981. Eric served in the US Navy, was stationed for a time in Norfolk, VA and was awarded an expeditionary medal for his service. On his return from the Navy, Eric worked for his stepfather as an apprentice and journeyman plumber and then went on to work for RJO Mechanical in Portage, MI. He was an active member of the NA community for many years, and greatly enjoyed the multitude of events with his recovery family. Eric loved the outdoors. Skiing, scuba diving, camping, fishing at his Mom's, rafting and canoeing, campfires, and spending time with his daughter Gracie. Eric is preceded in death by his father and stepmother Philip (2008) and Kathleen Spencer (1994) of Schoolcraft MI and his ex-wife and dear friend Lisa Michelle Johnson (2017). He is survived by his mother and stepfather Karen and Ronald Snyder, his siblings Lisa, Brett, Kori, Kai-Li Spencer, Joan Gardner, Jill Snyder, and his children Philip and Gracie Spencer. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Andrew Community Church, 3631 Covington Rd. Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday April 9th from 1-3pm for a casual celebration of life gathering. Should friends desire, the family has set up an educational fund for Gracie in memory of Eric at: https://gofund.me/9f346f3a Eric's fun loving and adventurous spirit will live on in our hearts and memories. He will be greatly missed.