Born Dec. 12, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Wayne Brashear of Sikeston and Kathy Ann Thompson Sparks of the home, he was a junior at New Madrid County Central High School where he played third base for the baseball team. An honor roll student, he was a member of the Art Club and the Renaissance Club for honor students and had been a member of Tiger, Cub and Boy Scouts. Spike had played with Little League teams in Matthews and New Madrid County and played intramural league basketball. A student of the month at New Madrid County Central Junior High School, he worked part time at Market Place in Sikeston and was a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church in Matthews.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother, Kyle Brashear of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Jeremy McDonald of Sikeston; his stepmother, Patricia Brashear of Sikeston; his stepfather, Joe Sparks of Matthews; maternal grandparents, Fairrell and Sarah Thompson of Matthews and Eunice Sparks of Matthews; his paternal grandparents, Janie and Everett Taylor of Sikeston and Charles and Juanice Downs of Risco; and his paternal great-grandfather, Tom Bolin of Bernie.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Herman Brashear and J.E. Sparks.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Bill McCormick of Marble Hill will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Justin Hart, Cliff Hopper, Eric Blankenship, Michael Hart, Anthony Grimes and Daniel Sutton.
Honorary pallbearers will be the New Madrid County Central baseball team.