In Memoriam
Evans  "Chili"  Bill  Spencer
Sequoyah  High School

   SAPULPA, Ok --   Evans "Chili" Bill Spencer , a beloved husband, father, Pa-Pa, brother, uncle and friend, departed this earth on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, to be with his creator and join his dearly departed wife of 29 years who previously made the journey to meet with their creator just one month ago.

Bill was born into this world on Oct. 31, 1944, being delivered at his family's residence in Seminole, Okla. Bill attended and graduated from    Sequoyah Indian High School. (Class of 1964) 

Bill, a patriotic warrior, took pride in his defending of the land comprising the United States of America. A Navy Seabee, Bill was an active duty soldier between the years of 1964 and 1969. A fearless soldier, Bill maneuvered through the Vietnam jungles during the years of 1966 to 1968. 

Bill's occupation included various skilled trades. Bill was an employee of Redwing productions working as a Machinist for 13 years. 

Bill, an avid sports enthusiast, celebrated the victories earned by his favorite football team, the Denver Broncos. In addition, Bill implemented his knowledge of sports by coaching his sons' little league teams. 

Later in life, Bill was a proud member of the Seminole Nation Chapter Honorary Color Guard. 

Bill was proud of his Seminole and Creek heritage and incorporated Native American traditions and values into his life. Bill lived his life following a philosophy to help others. Bill opened his home to many people in need, particularly many young adults. Bill provided them all with an opportunity to have the resources necessary to better their lives.

Bill was preceded in death by his dear wife  Lou Watashe Spencer  (Seq. 1960s) , son Shane Spencer, brothers Leslie Spencer and Rex Spencer, mother Irene Spencer and father, the late Silas Spencer. 

Those left behind awaiting the day that they will once again be able to meet up with Bill includes one sister, Inamae Spencer from Seminole, Okla.; two brothers, Edward Spencer of Seminole and  Silas Spencer Jr.  (Seq. Cls '68) of Tulsa, Okla.; five sons, who include Cheyenne Watashe, wife Tennille and children Sage Watashe and Jaidan Watashe of Enid Okla., Paige White, child Maysa Zoda White of Sapulpa, Okla., Erica Spencer (Seq. Cls '97 ?)  , wife Laura and children Erica Te-neet-ke Spencer, Jazmyne Oscada Spencer, and Cire Yecke Spencer from Claremore, Okla., Yoney Spencer, wife Jannette and children Taygann Day-ya-ya-ne Spencer, Alyssa San-ge-ne Spencer and Sadie Shafa Spencer from Kellyville, Okla., George Watashe, child Cadence Taylor Watashe of Kellyville, Okla.

Thank you Bill for everything you have done for us. Thank you for making a difference by touching each of our lives in your own special way. We love you.

Pallbearers will be Chris "Tex" Spencer, Cory Anderson, Josh Bearpaw, Raymond Bearpaw, Bolo Spencer and Shawn Wilde.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Honorary Seminole Nation Chapter Color Guard, Charley Brumley, Wayne Baldridge, Rusty Woods, James McCall, Marc Watashe, Timothy Spencer, Aaron Scott, Ryan Cloud and Joey Deere.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa. 

Bill will be taken back to his home in Kellyville returning to the Watashe family residence on the evening of Jan. 25. 

Funeral services will be held at the Hitchite Methodist Church in Seminole, Okla. The funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. with a dinner reception held afterwards.

The wake and funeral services will be led by the Rev. John Fixico and Abraham Jackson.