Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 1, 2014

Joseph Bernard Spears 1943-2014

Wallace Funeral Home
The Independent

SCIOTOVILLE — Joseph Bernard Spears, 70, of Sciotoville, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., with his children by his side.

He was born Nov. 14, 1943, in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late Edward B. and Elizabeth Vizzi Spears. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Spears.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Joanna and Jerry Shoemaker and Melissa Beaman, all of Huntington; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Beverly Spears of Barboursville; six grandchildren, Darian Shoemaker, Evan Shoemaker, Donovan Spears, Jordynn Spears, Jesse Beaman and Devin Spears; and a great-granddaughter, Natilyn Spears. Joe had three special pets, his dogs, Crystal and Katie, and his cat, Wink, who will miss him greatly.

Joe had a passion for cars, especially antique cars and he will be sadly missed by his friends in the automotive business.

The family wishes to thank the nurses, staff and doctors, especially, Dr. Stacy Jones, of St. Mary’s Medical Center for their kindness and excellent care during Dad’s illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville by Minister Ron Ross. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at timeformemory.com/wallace.