Friday, March 7, 1930 - Monday, August 22, 2016
Rev. John Calvin Spears of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 22, 2016 at Flowers Hospital. He was 86.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Rev. Dicky McAllister, Rev. C.M. Holloway and Rev. Chad Hixson officiating. Interment will follow at the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Spears was born March 7, 1930 in Geneva County to the late John J. and Hettie Outlaw Spears. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister on March 12, 1967 and began proclaiming the "Good News" to the lost and encouraging believers to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God. He pastored Fellowship Baptist Church, Corinth Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church and Adoniram Baptist Church during his 49 years of ministry. Rev. Spears also worked as a bookkeeper for several different automobile dealerships in the local area. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, his wife of 62 years, Jeanie Mae Donaldson Spears; sisters: Dessie Mae Woodham and Ruby Collins; a brother: J.B. Spears all preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Wood, Slocomb; two sons: Stan Spears (Teressa), Malvern and Steve Spears, Slocomb; grandchildren: Loran Wood, Aaron Wood, Anthony Shiver and Lesley Shiver; sisters: Martha Ann Meadows, Slocomb, Annie Belle Ward, Slocomb, Mary Forehand (Edward), Crestview, FL and Sarah Curran, Dothan; several nieces and nephews.