Retired Evangel President Spence Suffers Severe Stroke

Less than a week after being honored for his contributions to the city of Springfield with the Key to the City, retired Evangel University President Dr. Robert Spence has been felled by a stroke.

The family released a statement to the media through the University Sunday night calling the stroke “incapacitating” and stating the stroke had taken place on Sunday.

The family asked for friends and members of the public who knew Dr. Spence to not visit, but trust that he’s receiving the best care possible from CoxHealth where he’s an emeritus board member.

The family is asking everyone to pray for Dr. Spence.

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