Max Leon Spear

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Max Leon Spear

December 04, 1925 - November 07, 2018

Max Leon Spear, 92, of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on December 4, 1925, in Frankfort, Indiana; a son of the late Clyde and Edith (Vinard) Spear.
Raised in Frankfort, Max was a 1943 graduate of Frankfort High School.
On January 13, 1944, he was married to Ruth (Jeffries) Spear; she survives. They shared over 74 loving years together.
Max worked 30+ years for Chrysler Corporation in Indianapolis, retiring in the early 1980s as Quality Control Engineer.
Max and Ruth shared a wonderful life together, picnicking in the park and partnering in a number of card clubs. They attended musicals and dinner theaters together, traveled to many states listening to various Bluegrass bands, and wintered in Florida for more than 20 years. He was a skilled wood craftsman and an avid sportsman, Max enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, mushroom hunting, and baseball with the kids.
He was a dedicated family-man. He was devoted to his wife, lovingly cared for his children, and beamed with pride for his grandchildren. He treasured many friendships he gained along his lifes journey.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughter, Linda Leopard; son, Michael (Carol Lollar) Spear; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Frank) Nunes, Steven Spear, and David Leon (Ursala) Spear; four great grandchildren, Joseph Nunes, Lisa Spear, Troy Spear, and Christopher (Chelsey) Spear; and one great great grandchild, Oliver Leon.
In addition to his parents, Max was preceded in death by two sisters, Bea Allen and Ina Mae Haynes.
Funeral Services are planned for 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home in Lebanon. Interment will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 West Elm Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Online condolences: myersmortuary.com
Published on November 8, 2018
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Kathie Bowen Ginn
Nov 13, 2018
So sorry for this loss to the Spear family. I doubt Mike will remember me, but we knew each other long ago at LHS...my sincere sympathy, Kathie Bowen Ginn