Funeral services for Mr. R. Meade Spears, 80, of Louisiana will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Calumet Presbyterian church near Clarksville. Dr. Michael Mason will officiate.
Burial will be in the Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery near Louisiana. Mr. Spears passed away Sunday, Jan. 6 at is home.
He was born Feb. 7, 1932 in Louisiana, the son of Roy Meade Spears and Margaret McElwee Spears.
He married Oey Pitzer Oct. 4, 1953 in Louisiana and she survives. He is also survived by two sons, Ron Spears and wife Trudy of Louisiana, and Steve Spears and wife Michaeline of St. Charles; one daughter, Sandi Kneemiller and husband Dale of Clarksville; eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren ;and nine great-grandchildren.
He graduated from the Louisiana High School in 1950. He was a veteran serving with the United States Air Force for eight years.
He had been employed as a national accounts manager for Aetna Insurance Company for 30 years before retiring.
Pallbearers are Clint Pitzer, Grant Pitzer, Aaron Spears, Brian Kneemiller, Bobby Armstrong and Jeff Carroll.
Memorials may be given to the Calumet Presbyterian Church or Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.