George L. Spear, 83, of Almont, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at his home. He was born June 4, 1937 in Kingston, MI the son of Irl and Etta (Arthur) Spear. He graduated from Owosso College with a BA degree then went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. He taught 6th grade at Chesaning Union School which was an enjoyable highlight in his life. George married Kaedonna Cooper and together they had three children; Theodore, Lori and Angela. He later married Kathy Spear on November 12, 1988 and they spent almost 32 wonderful years together.
He has substituted for many pastors over the years in terms of preaching the gospel and funeral services, and is presently licensed by the First Congregational Church in Almont to conduct church services in jail or state prisons. He and a friend conducted a weekly Bible Study on Wednesday nights at the Lapeer County jail for eleven years. In 2002 he compiled a religious tract entitled “Are you on your way to Heaven?” and wrote a three-page article on, “Understanding the Trinity.” George worked at the Lapeer Intermediate Schools for fifteen years as a school Social Worker until laid off in 1986. He was then hired by the Lapeer County Community Health Center and became the first supported employment coordinator. He retired in 1996 and he and his wife Kathy owned and operated an adult foster care home in their home in Almont. George and Kathy always extended a warm welcome to family and friends to stop by and visit their home.
George enjoyed cars, construction and renovation in his spare time, but most of all he loved witnessing for the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children, Theodore (Carolyn) Spear of Flint, Lori (Erin) Delp of Columbiaville, Angela Spear of Lapeer, and stepson Craig Bellamy; grandchildren, Nadena Sheick, Rachael Cloutier and step-granddaughter Courtney Bellamy; great-grandsons, Ethan, Logan and Tye. Also surviving is one sister, Erma Morse; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arthur Spear and Lloyd Spear; sister, Leola Necessary; and three infant sisters.
Visitation will be held Wednesday November 11 at Almont Vineyard Church from 10 a.m. to noon with funeral service at noon. Rev. Brad Standfest will officiate. Burial will follow in Webster Cemetery in Almont.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.
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