Richard Calvin Spears entered into this life on August 26, 1944 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to the union of Ira and Emily Spears. He was the youngest of six children.
Richard was educated in the Marshall County School System until 1956. In 1956 his parents moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he was educated in the Cleveland Public School System. He attended Alexander Hamilton Jr. High School and John Adams High School.
Richard had a charming and outgoing personality never met a stranger. He served a short time in the U.S. Army. He loved bowling, singing, watching baseball games, word search puzzles, reading his Bible and most of all Worshiping the Lord. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized on September 6, 1976 at Sacred Trinity Baptist Church where the late Otice Spears was Pastor. He was a current member of New Home Missionary Baptist Church, D. Anthony Bohles, Pastor.
On Monday, July 20, 2020 the Lord called him home. Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father (Ira and Emily Spears), his brother (Charlie Spears) and his granddaughters (Precious Howard) and (Erin Mateo). He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters: Racine (Rick) Howard; Richelle Spears-Causey; Richawn Spears-Moncrease; and RicJunette (Andre) Carson. His grandchildren: Brittney Howard; Ricky Howard, II; Jeremiah Spears; Charelle Moncrease; Marchelle Warren; Darrell Moncrease; Patrick Denis; A’June’t and A’Jani Carson. His great-grandchildren: Angel Mateo; Ava Mateo; Zaya Howard and Elijah Chapman. Brother, Flynn (Ethel) Spears; Sister, Brownie King; Sister, Bonnie Akhtab; Sister, Polly Askew, and his companion Elise Williams. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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