William Burnside Spears Jr., 71, of Whitesburg, died November 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A son of the late William and Mae Johnson Spears, he was a brother of the late Judy Reed.
He was a member of Cram Creek Pentecostal Church and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, Darlene Collins Spears; three sons, Justin Morgan Spears and wife April of Orlando,
Fla., William Christian Spears of Whitesburg, and Nathaniel Burnside Spears of Lexington; two stepsons, Jon-Brent Bernard and wife Ashley, and Jordan Blake Bernard, all of Somerset; a brother, David Morgan Spears and wife Pam of Sky Valley, Ga.; a sister, Jewell Brooker and husband Ralph of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Braxton Spears and Kate Bernard.
Funeral services were held November 14 in Virgie. Burial was in the Spears family cemetery in Virgie.