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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Saturday January 8th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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David Michael Spears

David DeMichael Spears passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. David (Mike to his family and friends) was the fifth of the seven children born to Gilbert and Mildred Spears. Raised in Briceville, Tennessee he learned to be tough and stick together with his brothers and sisters. He loved his family deeply and often told stories of his childhood. Mike enjoyed working and having a long career at Boeing in Oak Ridge Tennessee until his retirement. He loved the Lord and often quoted scripture for the Bible. He will definitely be missed by his family and friends, but we know that we will see him again in heaven.

Mike loved his animals and loved to gather nuts for the squirrels in the neighborhood that he lived. He liked to watch NASCAR and brag about the Chevy drivers winning. He loved to fish for crappie on Norris and Melton Hill lakes. He also liked driving his old Camaro and visiting his old childhood home place at the old blue hole in Briceville.

Mike is proceeded in death by his parents Gilbert and Mildred Spears, sisters Carolyn Gough, Kathy Sharp, and brother-in-law Rev. Layton Beets.

Survivors include his daughter Heather (Chad) Watson and grandson Connor Watson. Sister Joyce Beets, brothers Steve (Mable) Spears, Scotty (Jodie) Spears, Jim Spears, and brother-in-law Don Sharp. Also, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will begin at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local animal shelter. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Spears

Mable Spears Jan 22 2022 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Spears

Carver Elmer Jan 11 2022 9:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Spears

Norma n Jimmy Mowery Jan 8 2022 8:41 AM

I'm going to miss you buddy.I enjoyed our time working together at boeing and all of our talks on the phone.You will be missed.

Greg Crawford Jan 7 2022 5:44 PM

You were a good friend and will be missed by us all. Prayers of love peace and comfort to all the family.

Debbie Hatmaker Jan 7 2022 10:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Spears

Mark Sharp Jan 5 2022 11:40 PM

When I first meet Mike he scared me to death. I was dating his daughter and even though I was in my twenties I was scared of him. But after a while you realize that even though he was tough he was such a great person with a big heart . I couldn't have asked for a better father in law! He always supported me and I know for a fact that he would have done anything for me if I had ask. Twenty years I knew this man. And it's hard to see him go. Even though I miss him I do know that we will see each other again. Love you Mike Spears!!!

Chad Watson Jan 5 2022 10:11 PM

Prayers for your family

John Wormsley Jan 5 2022 7:56 PM

Joyce you & your family are in our prayers. J.D., Wanda & Judy Nelson

Judy Nelson Jan 5 2022 10:52 AM

Ken and I always enjoyed seeing Mike at the Waffel House in Clinton and sitting to visit awhile. Mike was one of the good guys. Rest in peace Mike.

Ken & Pat Wormsley Shrull Jan 4 2022 10:59 PM

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