Alan Lee SpearsAugust 7, 1947 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 70)
Alan Lee Spears, 70, of Port St. John, FL, went home to his Eternal Father on August 22, 2017.
Alan was born August 7, 1947 in Akron, Ohio. He is preceeded in death by his parents Ewel and Charlotte Spears, and sister Leslie (Albert) Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jalaine Spears. Also his children, Christopher (Irene) Spears, Suzie (Brett) Sutter, and Kerry (John) Deer. Alan was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Eric, Crystal, CJ (Eleni), Jennifer ((Dylan), Shelby, and Madilyn. He was doubly blessed with 8 great grandchildren, Kylie, Eric, Andrew, JT, Aria, Korra, Katarina, and Averi.
Alan was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Lorain County (LST-1177), where his love of the water and fishing began. He continued to be a barber after his Naval service. Alan had his own appliance repair business in Ohio and for a short time in FL. He then returned to his love of the water as a commercial blue crabber for several years. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Moose Lodge and had served as the District 8 President for the Florida Bermuda Moose Association for 2 years. He brought joy to all the Moose children and local elementary schools by dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas for 20 years. Alan was also a member of the Via de Cristo movement. Week #44 is where he developed a close and personal relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He then served as the dining room Cha. He was also the kitchen coordinator for a year and served as the cook for the Women's Weekend. Alan was an active member in his church, serving as a Trustee, an usher, a Shepherd serving communion, Vacation Bible School, Walk Through Bethlehem, and anywhere a helping hand was needed.
Alan loved to travel and go cruising with his wife. His love for cooking and desire to spend quality time with his family and friends will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. with fellowship and food to follow at First United Methodist Church of Port St. John.