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Francis “Bob” Spears

Birth Date: August 30, 1932
Death Date: June 3, 2018

Francis Bobby Dean “Bob” Spears, 85, of Decatur, IL, passed away at Decatur Memorial Hospital ER, with his loving family by his side, at 11:12 AM Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Bob was born August 30, 1932 in Decatur, IL. He was the son of Walter Scott and Leona Mae (Thornton). He married Donna Lou Talley on June 29, 1963.

Bob retired from King Lar in 1994 where he was a roof estimator. He also served in the US Navy aboard the destroyer USS Cushing during the Korean War.

He is survived by his children, Diana (Steve) Martin, Mike (Ellen) McMillan, Ron (Debbie) McMillan, Darrell (Sarah) McMillan, Ed (Sam) Spears, Karen March, Marla Spears (John Hall), Karla Rhodes, Scott (Tina) Spears, 20 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren with two on the way.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, son, Craig Spears and son-in-law Matt March.

Bob was an amazing man who loved his family and the Chicago Cubs. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A private family burial will be held at a later date, per his request.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bob.

Condolences may be left to his family at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. I am lucky enough to be great friends with his granddaughter Michelle and have met him and some family and I felt very welcomed and could see how much he loved them all may God bless you all with strength and comfort

  2. Bonnie (Aldrich) and Pat McDaniel send their deepest condolences to all the family in the lost of Bobby one of Bonnie's first-cousins.

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