Fred Albert Spears, Jr, age 72 of Ellenboro passed away on May 2, 2019.
Fred was born February 8, 1947 in Murphy, NC and was a son of the late of Fred Albert Spears, Sr., and Lidia Nancy Green Spears. Fred was retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer and he served his country in the United States Army.
Fred was a Baptist and he graduated in the Class of 1967 at Chase High School. He loved animals and was always concerned for the welfare of animals. He was a faithful supporter of the ASCPA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Tanya Beaver Huffman.
Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Spears of Ellenboro, his sisters, Linda Spears McDaniel and husband Bob, Nita Spears Beaver and husband Eugene all of Mooresboro, his niece, Tammy McDaniel and nephews, Kevan McDaniel, Sr., Todd Beaver and great-nephew, Kevan McDaniel, Jr.
A service from the graveside was held at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors accorded by the North Carolina National Guard
Memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 1366 US Highway 221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
The Padgett & King Mortuary is serving the family.