Markes D. Spears Jr., 90, Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was retired Boatswain's Mate Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy after 27 years. He proudly served his country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars.
Red loved fishing and working outside in his yard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Markes Spears Sr. and Lucy Spears; brothers, Melvin and Winford Spears; and sister, Juanita Smith. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Melody Spears of Lenoir City; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Roger Amici of New York; grandson, Markes Richard Spears; nieces and nephews; dear friend, Jordan Cardwell; and his longtime Naval LST buddies.
The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 11 a.m. graveside services. Military honors will be conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com