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Obituary for James Edward Spear
James Edward "Ed" Spear, 93, of Creswell died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at his residence in Creswell.
Born December 12, 1925 in Washington County he was the son of the late Isaac Spear and Harriet Elizabeth Oliver Spear and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mann Spear; brothers, Mitchell Spear, Dan Spear, I.J. Spear, Grover Spear, Clyde Spear, Ronald Spear, Phillip Spear and Leo Spear; sister, Maxine Spear Davenport. Ed was a retired farmer and attended Philippi Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II with the 314th Infantry "Fighting Falcons" serving in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia and was a member of the American Legion Post 391.
His family includes his daughters, Darinda K. Spear of Richmond, VA., Cindy S. Mariano and husband Ronald of Portsmouth, VA.; sons, James L. Spear and wife Daphne of Roper, N.C., Don W. Spear and wife Patty, Rondy C. Spear and wife Christine and Dale E. Spear all of Creswell, N.C.; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren,.
Graveside service will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Philippi Church of Christ with Jimmy Davenport officiating. Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.