TAMPA, Fla. – Frank B. Spencer, 87, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was born Nov. 27, 1918, on Vinalhaven Island and grew up in Brewer. He was a 1937 graduate of John Bapst High School and the Boston School of Accounting. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy on the Solomon Islands during the war. He joined the FBI in 1950, as a special agent and was assigned to Detroit and in 1963, to Tampa, Fla. That year he was detached to Birmingham, Ala., to help in the investigation of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four girls. In 2001, after the passage of 37 years, he testified in a federal trial that led to the conviction of one of the bombers. He retired in 1977, and opened the Tampa office of the state of Florida insurance fraud division. He was a parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church and a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve Joan (Fasola) Spencer in 1998; and a son, John A. Spencer in 2000. He is survived by a son, Frank Spencer-Molloy and his wife, Katherine, of Simsbury, Conn.; a daughter, Mary de la Torre and husband, Ernest, of Lutz, Fla.; a daughter, Joan M. Spencer and her husband, Mark Clesi, of Brandon, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Spencer of Trinity, Fla.; and a sister, Regina M. Keating of Attelboro Falls, Mass. He leaves five grandchildren, Anthony and Catherine de la Torre, Kristen and Karlie Spencer and Robert Spencer-Molloy.