Obituary For James Alfred Spear

September 3, 1947 - July 30, 2019

James Alfred Spear, 71, of 1239 Front Street in Eden, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 7, at Friendly Worship Center in Ridgeway, VA with burial to follow in Riverside Church of the Living God in Stoneville, NC.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 PM) at the church.  Military rites will be performed by the Rockingham County Veteran's Honor Guard.

Mr. Spear was born September 3, 1947 in Potsdam, NY to the late Bernard and Naomi Knick Spear.  He was a US Army veteran and previously worked for Bassett Furniture Company.  James was a member of Friendly Worship Center, Church of the Living God.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Ward Spear of the home;  five children, Jimmie Greer II (Cathy), Regina Adams, Hyram Greer (Dana),  Bridget Chavez (Tony), and Virginia Fulford (Cory);  five grandchildren;  sister, Donna Robinette (Donnie);  and step-mother, Joyce Planty.

Mr. Spear was preceded in death by his parents.

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