Mr. Franklin Dee Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee having attained the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 4 days. He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky, on Saturday, February 25, 1933, the son of Clury and Letha (Wells) Spears. He was of the Baptist faith, member of Grace Union Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran, and a self employed fruit farmer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice “Bea” (Long) Spears whom he wed on Wednesday, December 21, 1955, siblings, Ocie Keen, Lucille Capps, Myrtle Rowe, Inis Severe, Lena Gray, Kenneth Spears, Arnold Spears.
He is survived by his son, Ben (& Darlene) Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky, siblings, Ella Severe of Burkesville, Kentucky, Sellma Engle of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lyda Jones of Celina, Tennessee, Billy Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky, grandchildren, Bryan Spears of Alaska, Kristen Spears of Missouri.
The funeral service for Mr. Franklin Dee Spears was conducted on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Bryant officiating. Casket bearers were Larry Anderson, Keith Anderson, Tim Bryant, Anthony Smith, Chris Bowlin, and Blake Bowlin. Military honors provided by the Monticello D.A.V. Chapter # 105Burial was in the Scott Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.. Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences www.norris-new.com.
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