DEXTER - Jerry M. Spears, 68, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare.
Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Steele, son of Verla V. Allard Spears of Dexter and the late LeRoy Spears, he was a former employee with Chrysler at North Carolina, where he worked as a machinist.
On Oct. 13, 1984, in Dillon, S.C., he married Judith Young, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2000.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerry M. Spears of Hornersville and LeRoy L. Spears of Nappanee, Ind.; two daughters, Sharon Ogden of Navarre, Fla. and Linda Esch of Middlebury, Ind.; one step-daughter Sylvia Young; one brother, Grady Spears of Dexter; and 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers in infancy and one grandson.
Services were conducted Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Dean Williams officiated.
Burial followed in the Dunklin County Memorial Gardens in Kennett.