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Edward T. Spear

Born: Fri., Aug. 16, 1946
Died: Mon., Mar. 2, 2015


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 06, 2015
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 07, 2015
Location: Yokley-Trible Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 07, 2015
Location: Yokley-Trible Funeral Home

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Tompkinsville, KY
 Edward T. Spear

 Edward T. Spear, 68, of  Tompkinsville, KY passed away Monday, March 2nd, while in the company of family members, at Commonwealth Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.

Edward was born in Monroe County, KY on August 16, 1946, a son of the late Marie (Thompson) and Floyd  Spear.

On August 14, 1965, he married Vonnie Spence Spear at Tompkinsville First United Methodist Church.

Edward was retired from Larry Glass Construction where he was a mechanic for 36 years. He enjoyed the game of golf.  Edward had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was a faithful member of Tompkinsville First United Methodist Church where he taught the Young Adult Sunday School Class.

Edward is  survived by the most important people in his life, his loving wife, Vonnie Spence Spear of Tompkinsville, KY; two daughters, Mistie and her husband, Jeff Timmons, of Indianapolis, IN; and Brookie Archibald, of Inglis, Fl; a son, Tony and his wife, Danita Spear, of Gamaliel, KY; 4 grandchildren, Tehya, Tyler, Timothy and Bailey.

Edward is also survived by two sisters, Linda and her husband, Junior Lane, of Glasgow, KY; Reva and her husband, Doug Patterson, of Elizabethtown, KY; a brother, Reggie and his wife Linda Spear, of Tompkinsville, KY. His mother-in-law, Verla Spence. Many other family members and friends survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Marie Spear; a brother, Roy Spear; and a sister, Judy Sue Spear.

Funeral services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 7th, 2015.

Visitation is Friday after 3:00 P.M. and Saturday 6:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.  

Pallbearers- Male Members of Tompkinsville First United Methodist Church Young Adult Sunday School Class; Ralph Thomas, Ken Johnson, Charles Emberton, Charles Thompson, Greg Trible, Greg Crabtree, William Harlin  Johnny Mac Ford and Tim Heilman.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Tompkinsville First United Methodist Church.

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Sandra Carter Dowell
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Vonnie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed . Your brother posted his obit on facebook and I read it with sadness for you and fond memories of knowing you from HS and our younger days and how much in love you were with Ed. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

Sincerely , Sandra

Bill Spence
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Edward, you were more like a Brother to me than a Brother in Law. You will be sadly missed my me and many others. RIP, Hope to see you again someday.

Selby Murray
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Vonnie, I am so sorry to hear about Edward.

Dannie and Nancy Aud
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
Such a big loss for all who knew him. He was such a nice person. prayers for Vonnie, and family. We love you.

Jim and Debbie Ford
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

Jim and Debbie Ford

Bill Conkin
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Vonnie, so sorry for your loss. Judging from the obituary you married a very fine man. May God be with you and your family during this trying time.

Cleva Copass Head
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
So sorry to hear of Edward's passing. condolence to the entire Spears Family. Edward was a classmate and a neighbor to my family. Our families were close when we were young. May you all find strength and peace.

Betty Cornwell Sutton
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Estelle Wood Veach and Betty Cornwell Sutton

We are so sorry to hear about Edward. Estelle and I went to high school with him. Our condolences and prayers are with all of you during this time of mourning.

Dee Rice
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Although I never met your Dad, you often spoke of him with so much love and admiration. I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. -D.

Melinda English
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015


Mistie- Sending love and prayers to your family. Love, Melinda English

   Posted Fri March 06, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

Sue C. Harrison
   Posted Sat March 07, 2015
Vonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will continue to go with you in the days ahead. You and Edward were always so faithful to be there for the whole extended family regardless of the need. Regardless of the situation, Edward always had a smile and laugh to share with us that lifted all of us up in order for us to focus on the face of our Master and Lord. He indeed had a wonderful testimony for the Lord. Sue Harrison and Family

Rubio Family
   Posted Tue March 17, 2015
I would like to express my condolences to your family, it can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to express at difficult times like these. The Bible is a great source to look into and has helped me personally when My dad passed away. A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states "...And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry be anymore the former things have past away". This scripture gives us hope for the future! You can also find comfort in Acts 24:15 - Death does not end it all. May Jehovah God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. (Ps.46:1, Ps.83:18)

   Posted Wed March 18, 2015
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. In times like these the Bible have proven to be of great comfort. The Bible book of John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 holds out the hope of a resurrection for our loved ones who have past, and Joshua chapter 21 verse 45 let's us know that God fulfills his promises. I hope these Bible verses will bring your family some comfort.

Earl morrison
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss. I didn't know mr Spear personally but have ran up on him in places to eat. He was alway so nice left his mark you could just tell he was a good man my prayers for the family.

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