Robert Frederick "Fred" Spear, 68, of Creswell went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 21, 1955 in Tyrrell County he was the son of the late Robert Jacob Spear and Hattie Snell Spear and was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Lee Spear. Fred was a devoted member of Creswell Baptist Church where he served as deacon, music director and soloist. He conducted worship services at Roanoke Landing, served on several committees for the church, and served as the church's representative for the Albemarle Food Pantry monthly food distribution program.
His faith was his guiding force and strength that directed him all his life. He understood people and had a deep compassion and love for them and was a good friend to all. His outlook and strong determination led him to find the most positive in situations he faced. His smile and bright spirit will live on in all of us.
His family includes the love of his life, his wife, Teressa H. Spear of Creswell, NC; sons, Ben Spear and Cecil Mishoe, III both of Creswell, NC and Chase Tarkington and wife Tien of Wake Forest, NC; sisters, Bonnie Spear Ambrose and husband Ted and Cathy Spear Spruill and husband Ricky both of Creswell, NC; nieces, Melissa Ambrose Shaw and husband Wayne, Jennifer Spruill Spear and husband Brian and Chrissy Spruill Biggs and husband Paul; nephew, Grant Ambrose and wife Martha and four grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Creswell Baptist Church with Reverends Jim Parrish and Grant Ambrose officiating. Family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.