October 14, 1946 - June 15, 2021
Mr. William Carl “Buddy” Spears, 74, of Hartwell, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at AnMed Health Medical Center, Anderson SC, surrounded by his wife and sons. Born on October 14, 1946 in Hartwell GA, he was the son of the late John Frank Spears and Sara Vickery Spears. Buddy was one of the founders of Hartwell Civil Defense, retired from Hartwell City Fire Department, former Deputy Magistrate for Hart County Magistrate Court for a number of years, former handyman and retired Director of Hartwell Housing Authority. He served as president of ARC for many years and was an honorary member of the Pilot Club of Hartwell. Mr. Spears was a member of Oak Bower Baptist Church, the Adult SS Class, and served as Deacon. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division. Survivors include his wife: Brenda Richardson Spears; two sons: Lamar Spears, Tim Spears both of Hartwell; five sisters: Barbara Thornton, Linda Gray (Hugh), Brenda Owens, Susan Stowers (Ray), Janet Whitfield (Chris) all of Hartwell; three grandchildren: Valerie Carpenter (Michael), Makalyn Forbes (Preston), Sydnee Spears; two great grandchildren: Maddie Carpenter and Ellie Carpenter. Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister: Mary Jane Spears. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell. Other times the family will be at the home. Funeral services for Mr. Buddy Spears will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Bower Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Cleveland and Mr. Frankie Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park with Military Honors. Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to the Oak Bower Baptist Church, 1589 Old Hwy 29, Hartwell, GA or Pilot Club of Hartwell, PO Box 1284, Hartwell, GA 30643. The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements.
Mr. William Carl “Buddy” Spears, 74, of Hartwell, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at AnMed Health Medical Center, Anderson SC, surrounded by his wife and sons. Born on October 14, 1946 in Hartwell GA, he was the son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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