Aubrey Lee Spence 86, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Aubrey was born on October 17, 1925 near Lexington, Texas to Oras and Alma Spence. He served with distinction during WWII onboard the USS Franklin (CV- 13), receiving the Purple Heart for action on March 19, 1945. After the war he began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in April 1985 after 39 years of service. During his years with Southwestern Bell, he received the Theodore N. Vail Award for his lifesaving actions on February 17, 1971, and was very active in CWA Local 6132 where he served as vice president for many years. In May 1990 he began a 10 year part-time career with the University of Texas. Aubrey was a true sportsman who enjoyed all kinds of sports, both as a participant and a spectator. He was an avid golfer and hunter and was especially loyal to the Texas Longhorns. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rockdale for over 50 years, and a member of San Saba’s First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 37 years Charlotte (Prnka) Spence of San Saba, Texas; his sons, Randy Spence of Kenosha, WI; Allen and his wife, Allison of Fort McKavett, Texas; and Mickey Spence and his wife Glenda, of Austin; a step-son, David Klinkovsky of San Saba, Texas; five granddaughters, Audra, Karri, Rachel, Codi, and Morgan; a step-grandson, Hayden Blecha; his sister, Sami Faye Daniels; and three adopted children, Marissa Coffman Spence, Anakin Klinkovsky-Spence and John Klinkovsky-Spence. Aubrey was one of a kind. He touched the lives of many through the years leaving a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was a devoted father and grandfather whose love of country and family was inspirational. He will be missed by all who knew him.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to San Saba County VFD, PO Box 788 San Saba, TX, 76877 or San Saba County EMS, 500 E. Wallace, San Saba, TX 76877. Visitation was held on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at San Saba’s First Baptist Church. Funeral services were on Friday, February 17, 2012 at San Saba’s First Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M. with Bro. Sam Crosby officiating. Interment followed on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood, Texas in Lee County. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Chapel of San Saba.