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Spencer Allen "Spenc" Strong
Birth: Mar. 27, 1989
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 2013
Williston
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA

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Spenc was a good friend of my son Joshua's, they were always chatting with each other online. I remember Joshua coming to me saying his friend had been really stressing over challenges he was facing with his disabilities and had mentioned he was contemplating suicide. Unfortunately, nothing anyone said could change his mind and the moment came that Spenc said his “Goodbye” and signed off for the last time in the early morning hours March 6, 2013. His body was found Macrh 17, 2013. I can only hope Spencer found his peace.

Sometimes no matter how hard we try we can't make it a better day... but there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow..., if only Spenc ~ Leslie Price

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Williston, SC. - Memorial services for Mr. Spencer Allen Strong, 23, will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Williston Elko School District Auditorium.

Family and friends may call the residence of his mother Mrs. Eva Strong, 40 Roy Street, Williston, SC., or Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, SC.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WILLISTON, S.C. -- The Williston Police Department wants your help in finding a possibly suicidal man. Spencer Allen Strong, 23, is said to be small and frail with some physical disabilities. Strong is a black male with light skin who is 6 feet tall and weighs 125 pounds. He walks with a cane, has a short Afro and wears wire-rimmed glasses.

Strong was last heard from at his residence on Roy Street, where he was online playing a game with a friend and told the friend that he was going to kill himself.

Call the Williston Police Department at (803) 266-7011 if you have any information.
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Williston man still missing - Volunteer team does not locate Spencer Strong

Williston Police are still searching for a missing young man. Spencer Allen Strong, 23, has been missing since Wednesday, March 6, from 40 Roy Street. Strong is described as a 6-foot-tall light-skinned black male weighing approximately 125 pounds. Strong was last heard from around 3 a.m., Wednesday, when he was playing an online game and told a friend that he was about to kill himself, said Investigator Rodney Pruitt with the Williston Police Department. He apparently left home on foot near that time and has not been seen since, Pruitt said. A dog tracking team was unable to pick up a trail Wednesday, but teams have continued to search for Strong each day. Pruitt said officers from the Williston Police Department and eight to 10 Barnwell County Sheriff's Department personnel re-searched areas near Roy Street Thursday.
If Strong is not found by Saturday, March 9, a volunteer search team, S.T.A.R.R., will arrive in Williston to help with the search, he said. Pruitt said in a statement today, March 8, that although friends, family and community members are encouraged to help find Strong, the S.T.A.R.R team will work alone to search for Strong. The S.T.A.R.R team is a professional volunteer search team. According to their website, S.T.A.R.R. is a nonprofit organization that assists official agencies in the effort of searching for the lost and the missing. S.T.A.R.R. is made up of volunteers that devote their time helping others in need. S.T.A.R.R. uses the assistance of service dogs that are trained and certified in live tracking and cadaver detection. Pruitt reminded those who may be searching for Strong to be vigilant in preserving any evidence that may be found. They should not "move or disturb" anything they find, Pruitt said. "Right now we are just trying to do anything we can to find him and bring this family some closure," Pruitt said. If any search turns up possible evidence, Pruitt said they should immediately call 9-1-1 or (803) 541-1078 or (803) 266-7013.

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013 - 10:19am
The People-Sentinel, South Carolina
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Missing Williston man’s body found in pond

Although one local family is grieving, the discovery of their missing family member may help bring some closure. Spencer Allen Strong's body was recovered from the Williston Town Park's pond Sunday, March 17, Williston Investigator Rodney Pruitt said. Strong, 23, had been missing for 11 days and numerous searches turned up no clues. S.C. Law Enforcement Division, a professional search and rescue team, local law enforcement and family and friends had conducted numerous searches for Strong. "All the water around here (Williston) had been checked numerous times," Pruitt said, but noted Strong's body was submerged so it would not have been visible during the searches.
According to a statement issued by Pruitt late Sunday evening, a call from a fisherman came that day around 2 p.m. "Preliminary indications are that this is the body of the recently missing Spencer Strong," Pruitt said at the time. "There were no apparent indications of foul play noted at the scene," he said. Strong disappeared from his Roy Street home in the early morning hours of March 6 and had indicated that he was going to kill himself to an online friend.
Pruitt said the autopsy revealed the cause of death as drowning but the manner of the death had not been determined pending results from toxicology and other tests. He said the coroner would determine the manner of the death after the results were available which could take between 30 to 45 days. Pruitt said the autopsy did not indicate any other significant injuries to Strong.
Strong is the second young man to go missing in Williston before being found in water. Just over a year ago, Daris Brown also went missing for 11 days before being found at the town's wastewater treatment facility in a retention pond. In the Brown case, one arrest was made just before Brown's body was discovered. Pamela Shante Priester, 33, of Williston, was arrested for obstruction of justice in the case of Daris Brown's disappearance. Her case is still pending. Pruitt said it was a "freaky" coincidence but did not think there was any connection between the cases.
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Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Leslie & Don
Record added: Mar 19, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126603294
Spencer Allen Spenc Strong
Added by: Leslie & Don
 
 
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- Leslie & Don
 Added: Jun. 1, 2015
Rest in peace.
- Cathi Moore
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015

- Michelle Gibson
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
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