Spence Samuel Ainsworth

08/23/1981 –


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  • Funeral Service
Date: 04/23/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Spence Samuel Ainsworth passed away on April 17, 2020. We will celebrate his life of 38 years at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of our city officials and the health of our community, no other guests will be allowed to attend the in-person event at this time. A live stream of the service is available and available for thirty days at www.memorialdesigners.net. You are encouraged to sign a virtual guestbook by selecting the icon and below the obituary is a place to share memories and expressions of sympathy.

Spence Samuel Ainsworth was born on August 23, 1981, to Mack and Rhonda Ainsworth in Portales, New Mexico and graduated from Dora High School.  Spence received his associate degree in business from Vista College.  He married Tami Gregg on November 21, 2015, in Smyer, Texas.  Spence was a cowboy through and through and worked for Knox Cortese, Lubbock Stock Yards, and a Day Worker for many others. Known for his RayBan’s and using the saying “My future is so bright, I gotta wear shades” , Spence enjoyed Ranch rodeos, 5-minute challenges, roping with his brothers and friends and was a huge fan of The Rolling Stones.  Spence was also an awesome heeler.  Above all, Spence loved his family and friends deeply and he will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Tami Ainsworth; son, Levi Dewbre; his mother Rhonda Ainsworth; two brothers, Clay Ainsworth, Trey (Christal) Ainsworth; four nieces, Elayna Ainsworth, Lexie Ainsworth, Megan Collins, and Lilly Collins; two nephews, Justin Davis, and Jacob Collins along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Ainsworth.


Celebration of Life


32 thoughts on “Spence Samuel Ainsworth”

  1. Oh Spence…I’ve loved you since before you were born! The world and our family gatherings won’t be the same without you. Rest in peace…you are missed! PS–don’t embarrass the family! 😉

  2. Oh Spence you will be greatly missed by so many. Riding pens and working the salebarn with you are some of my fondest memories. I know your riding green pastures and living the best life now. Run free my friend. See you at the gates of Heaven my sweet friend.

  3. Oh, sweet Spence. You and your brothers have always had a special place in my heart and in our family. I am blessed with the privilege of having great memories of you. Say hi to 5 Star.

  4. Ferron Lucero, Jr

    My condolences to the family. I grew up around Spence and his brothers. I’m saddened to hear of this. I last talked to Spence years ago at a gas station in Lovington, NM. He was of course laughing and telling me a story. Spence, you are missed.

  5. One of the BEST young men I’ve known. Certainly, ONE OF THE BEST COWBOYS I’ll ever know. We’ll miss you PARD.

  6. Rhonda, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family. May you you find comfort in the many wonderful memories of your son.

  7. We are so sad to hear this. You all have a special place in our hearts. Praying for all of those who are hurting and missing Spence.

  8. Dorothy Gresham

    Bobby and I are so sorry to hear of Spence passing. We so enjoyed the boys when they were around Dora. We have some very fond memories of the whole family. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  9. So sorry to hear about Spence. Many prayers and hugs to all of you during this difficult time.

  10. I cannot express the pure sorrow. May you feel God’s comforting arms wrapping around you, finding joy in the sweet, happy, shared memories, and the hope that is offered us of seeing him again! I know he was a thoughtful son, inspiring brother, sweet husband, caring dad, and treasured friend. My love to you all

  11. I’m so very sorry to hear about Spences passing! Knowing him in my younger years, he was a good guy that had such a fun personality! Keeping the Ainsworth family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to y’all ❤️

  12. Scooter Rutherford

    So sorry to hear about Spence I can remember the boys coming in to the shop with mack prayers for the family

  13. Mickey & Debra Hargrove

    Rhonda we were sorry to hear the news about Spence. You and your family have been through so much loss through the years. We know your heart is hurting right now. Hold on to the precious memories you have of him. We will be praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.

  14. I’m so very sorry Rhonda to hear of your sons passing. God love you all and know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love you very much.

  15. Postal coworkers

    Rhonda our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Your Postal Family

  16. CAROLYn & Steve Hacker


    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Spence was a wonderful man and loving husband. He was truly an inspiration for you and walked beside you with loving guidance. Cherish the precious memories you have and hold onto the love you shared, it will see you through the difficult days. Our prayers are with you, Levi, Rhonda and family. May God hold each of you in his loving arms.

  17. Tami and Levi,
    My heart is breaking for you two…soo sorry for your loss.!! I am here for you two..Love yall

  18. Sweet hearted Spencer, you will be forever missed and always remembered. You were a good dude!! I always liked ya. You and the rest of the Ainsworth bunch are just all around good people. I’m so sorry about this tragic loss.

  19. Spence, you have been a sweet friend, very supportive of me when I was in Nursing school, you were such a sport letting me learn vital signs and shaving you when you only had 11 whiskers. What a funny guy you could be. So supportive of your mother and always there for her. See you again rest in peace.

  20. Tami and Levi,
    So sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you!

  21. Pat and Cindy Boone

    Dear Rhonda, Clay, and Trey:
    So many memories of those days long ago. The brandings, the shippings, the ropings, the times together at each other’s houses, county fairs and ball games. So very sorry for your pain and heartache. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time.

  22. Good friend good guy back in the school days we had a
    blast at Dora gonna miss you buddy

  23. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. Beautiful video.

  24. Spence I’ve put off writing anything but I guess I better. I was told one time that you could count your true friends on one hand and subtract 2. Well amigo you definitely made the top 3 and it’s hard to put my 3 best friends in order cause it’s too hard. Your heart is what kept people coming back. Man we traveled this country didnt we. The trips in the truck out to Florida, going to the stones in Vegas, new years in salt lake…all the back roads and highways you and I traveled and the stories that we can and cant tell. ?. I’ve never known anyone like you bud. I always new ol Pence had my back. You never once wasent there for me. I cant beleive that I’m not gonna hear..”damnit Awol..what did you do” again. I can still hear it in my head. We had our disagreements and ups and downs but I never had a brother but I found one in you and you never treated me like anything but. I could go on and on but I wont brother Spencer…I’m just gonna say this, I love you my friend, brother, and road dog. Next to my mom and grandads, so far loosing you in the physical aspect has been the hardest for me. What I hang my hat on is the fact that when I finally get to leave this earth and join you all up in heaven I know in my heart that you will be one of the ones standing there waiting for me to join yall and tell windies from then till the end of time. I love you Bud and I’m really going to miss you. I wish we had just one more day to discuss the ways of the world and watch one more movie together or one more Bob Dylan concert. Go rest high my friend and I’ll see you sooner than later. Happy Trails Catfish

  25. Adrienne Spearman

    I’m so sad Spence, that you spent your last days alone. I know that you’re now in a much better place, comforted, and not hurting. I know you and Mack are probably up there roping together right now and that thought warms my heart, but you’ll be missed. I hate that we all sort of lost touch over the years but I’ll always remember growing up with my cousins. You 3 were like my big brothers down the road. We were always together for birthdays and big Christmas’s and I remember living in your old house while ours was being remodeled. I was real little but I remember you showing me how to rope hay bales in the shop and taking me to ride in the pasture. I always looked up to you 3 and wanted to be cool just like you! So all you boys are special to me no matter how distant we have become as adults.

    Love you all and I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m also sorry that this virus is keeping us from being there for you, but please know we’re all thinking about and praying for you Tami, Rhonda, Clay and Trey.

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