Obituary

Billy Don Spears, 88, a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 in Tulsa. He was born February 18, 1929 in Cincinnati, Arkansas, the son of Roy Eugene Spears and Barbara Ruth (Smith) Spears.

He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Arkansas where he grew up on the old Dave Smith farm. He went to John Brown University, not long after his marriage to Mary Lou Willis Spears on October 29, 1949 they moved to Tulsa Oklahoma. He worked many types of jobs, mostly in the aircraft industry; after 27 years at Rockwell he retired. His pass times were hunting, fishing and camping. He loved to garden- Started out growing all fruits and vegetables, until Mary couldn’t keep up the canning and freezing, so he added roses then other flowers. He loved the challenge of propagation by cuttings and growing from seeds. He did this until his stroke in November of 2014. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Larry Don Spears, his mother Ruth Spears, his father Roy Eugene Spears, step-mother Edna Jane Gardisser Spears and sister Sue Carol Spears Cheatham.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Mary Lou Spears; one son Roger Alan Spears; one daughter Paula Karen Willoughby; seven grandchildren Steven Roberts, Sammy Roberts, Samantha Roberts Hendrickson, Joshua Willoughby, Noah Willoughby, Zachariah Willoughby and Luke Willoughby; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister Betty Joann Spears Kahler of Mexico and brother Roy Gene Spears and wife Carol of West Virginia.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at the Summers Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the in Old Union Cemetery.
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Summers Baptist Church.
Visitation

12:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
General

Feb 18, 1929

Jan 15, 2018

88

Tributes

We are saddened by the passing of such a wonderful and caring man. His wit, humor, positive attitude and incredible family values are hard to find these days. We will surely miss him and he will forever be in our thoughts. May God bless Mary Lou, Paula, Roger and their families.
The Kahler's - Sister and Nephew
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Summers Baptist Church.
Visitation

12:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
General

Feb 18, 1929

Jan 15, 2018

88