Douglas R. Spicer, 76, of Sagamore Beach died July 5. He had dementia.

He was the husband of Sheila M. (Tynan) Spicer.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Albert William Spicer Sr. and Mary Fredericka (Rieger) Spicer.

Mr. Spicer enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1959. He served in the Vietnam War and was on active duty until 1963. He continued in the USMC Reserve until 1977, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He earned his associate's degree in computer science from Blue Hills Technical School and a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Boston State College.

Mr. Spicer had worked at Polaroid, Instrumentation Labs, Bose Company, MCI Norfolk as a teacher, and VA Vocational Rehabilitation.

He also taught mathematics at South Boston Heights Academy and was a substitute teacher for wood shop and math at Walpole High School.

During his retirement years in Cape Coral, Florida, Mr. Spicer volunteered with the Marine Corps League, German American Club, US Power Squadron and American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Douglas R. Spicer II of Sagamore Beach, and a daughter, Malia Blaikie, also of Sagamore Beach; two brothers, Herrick H. Spicer of Dedham and Ronald F. Spicer of Walpole; a grandchild, Cheyenne Lamperti of Hyannis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Albert W. Spicer Jr.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 6 PM at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne. A memorial service will take place at 6 o'clock at the funeral home.

Burial will be Thursday, July 18, at 12:30 PM at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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