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Mr. Carl H. Spear, 78, Dubre, KY (1936-2014)

He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a Retired Command Sgt. Major having served over 35 years in the Army Reserve, served during the Korean Conflict, was stationed in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas during the Berlin Crisis in 1961 and served at Ft. Knox with the taskforce 100th division during Desert Storm in 1991. He was a member of the Burkesville Baptist Church, a member of the V. F. W., a security guard for Cagles Keystone Foods and a farmer.
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Mr. Carl H. Spear, age 78, of Dubre, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, September 19, 2014 in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Eulogies were given by Cecil Hall Dyer, Roman Spear, Kameron Spivey and Carl H. Spear, Jr. Special music by The Marrowbone Quartet, Johnny Carter, David Carter, Bill Garmon and Peggy Branham, accompanied by Mrs. Gail Hurt, also a selection by Todd Davidson. Burial was in the Marrowbone Cemetery in Marrowbone, Kentucky with Military Honors conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter # 105 from Monticello, Kentucky.

Casket Bearers were Kameron Spivey, Jason Anderson, Billy Joe Anderson, Jurgen Spear, Roman Spear and Tim McMurtrey. Honorary Casket Bearers were Earl Branham, Sherman "Tack" Branham, Boyd Alexander, Robert Hurt, Jr., Phillip Stover, Larry Craig, Cecil Hall Dyer, Jeff Lee, Donald "Beaver" Daniels, Mike Mosby, Bobby Hagan, Hartzel White, Preston "Pete" Graves and the men and women of the 100th Division U.S. Army Reserve.

Mr. Carl H. Spear, 78, Dubre, KY (1936-2014)

He was born in the Leatherwood Creek Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky on Sunday, May 3, 1936, the son of Herbert "Hub" and Edith Murray Spear. He died Monday, September 15, 2014, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 78 years, four months, and 11 days

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Louise Anderson, his maternal grandparents, Arthur Clarence "A. C." and Mary Lou White Murray and his paternal grandparents, Emry Ray and Louelle "Eula" Garmon Spear.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra McMurtrey Spear of Dubre, Kentucky, whom he married on Sunday, August 19, 1962, and the following:
  • His children, Carl H., Jr. (and Katie) Spear of Pensacola, Florida; and Susan S. (and David) Flowers of Dubre, Kentucky

  • His sisters: Dorothy Hunter of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Lorene Smith of Glasgow, Kentucky

  • Jis grandchildren, Kameron Spivey, Jurgen Spear, Kelsey Spivey, Roman Spear, Bradie Flowers, Alexandra McCreary, Bowen Spear and Zara Spear

  • And special family friends: Norman Rodriguez and Nadja Robles.
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, Kentucky.

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Mr. Carl H. Spear, 78, Dubre, KY (1936-2014)

2014-09-24 - 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Norris-New Funeral Home.
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