Brigham City-Our loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, dog dad, and friend, Spencer Scott Rawles, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident while coming home from flight school, riding his dream motorcycle (Honda Valkyrie).
Spencer was born on April 3, 1997 on Mountain Home Air Force Base, in Mountain Home, Idaho, as the oldest child of Shawn and Tracey Rawles.
He was raised in Brigham City, Utah and graduated from Venture High School in 2015. He served his mission in the Argentina Buenos Aries North Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he forgot the word flip flops and called them toe wiggle shoes. He moved to Orem and attended UVU, where he quickly realized that school still sucked, and he wasn't doing what he really wanted to do, which was fly. Spencer recently started flight school at Leading Edge Aviation in Logan, with the intentions of becoming a commercial airline pilot.
Spencer loved adventures. At 17, he bought his first motorcycle. He went sky diving when he turned 18. He went on "Iron Butt" rides with his dad, earning certificates and badges for safe, long-distance riding. He just purchased his Jeep Wrangler and went on off-roading adventures with his uncle, sister, and dog, Lamp. Spencer was happiest when he was flying and riding.
Of all of the grand adventures he had, spending time with his siblings was the most important one. He was a gentle leader, never a follower, blazing his own path. He was incredibly kind and had a great sense of humor. Everyone who met Spencer has a funny story to tell you and smiles at the mention of his name. He didn't take many things seriously, except his role of big brother.
Five years ago to the day, Spencer returned home from his mission. Sensing he was not yet done, he did not unpack or settle down. He always seemed ready to leave. He has now returned to continue the Lord's work.
Spencer is preceded in death by his Nana, Kathy Rawles; Grandpa Hatch; Uncle Dale & Aunt Brooke Hatch.
He will be missed by his parents; siblings, Christian (Cassie), Alyssa (Josh), Lexi, Jonathan, and Hailey Jo, his partner in crime; his 112 pound puppy, Lamp; grandparents; aunts and uncles; cousins, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, take the time to make lasting memories with those you love so you can look back with fondness and laugh.
The family offers love, forgiveness, and peace to the other driver and family involved in this tragic accident. Our heartfelt gratitude to the emergency personnel, good Samaritans at the scene, and all those who have offered prayers and comfort during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Brigham City 24th Ward Building, 650 Anderson Drive, Brigham City at Noon.
Viewings will be held on Wednesday, July 21 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South from 5-7 pm and again Thursday at the church prior to services from 10-11:30 am.
All are welcome to join the family for a luncheon at the church following the graveside services. The family would love for all to come and share stories and memories of Spencer.
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Brigham City, Utah 84302
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you Shawn & Tracey and all your family and friends. My prayer is that God will give your family strength and courage and may many memories be of great comfort in the days ahead.
Drue Simkins & family
So sorry for your loss of your son to young to tragic our my wife and I pray for your entire family we lost our son 4-yrs ago from a drug overdose and the pain is still there we feel some of your pain but you as a family stay strong through the faith of Heavenly Father one day you will be together as of one family he wasa amazing child just keep that in your heart god bless your family Heavenly Father lives us all
I remember the time we asked Spencer to help in a Christmas presentation. Spencer did a magnificent job as Jesus in the play.
Since the first time I walked in your house without knocking we have been more than friends, we are brothers and your family accepted me in every way. You are with god now, but you will always be in my heart.