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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wastle Spears 1938-2012
On October 28, 2012, he celebrated his 74th birthday by going home to meet our Lord. Wastle passed away at West Florida Hospital in the company of family and friends.
A native of Chumuckla, Wastle was a graduate of Chumuckla High School, class of 1956. He spent much of his early life farming and was always involved in the Chumuckla community coaching the "Best little league baseball team ever."
He retired from Monsanto in 1996 after 35 years in the sheet metal shop. As promoter of Five Flags Speedway from 1990 to 1997, he was a major contributor in the local racing community. Since retirement he has enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending as much time as possible with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie Glenn and Emma Lee Spears as well as sister-in-law, Gayle Spears, and nephew, Teddy G. Dotson, Jr.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years Lillian "Polly" Elizabeth Simmons Spears, his son Terry Spears (Helen) and daughter Tina Morton (Larry), grandchildren Ashley Spears, Trenton Spears, Taylor Morton and Terrian Spears, brothers - Herschell G. (Celeste) of Dothan, AL, Louie Orrell (Margie) of Milton, Gene A. of Cantonment, Billy D. (Shelby) of Flomaton, AL, and David (Teri) of Pace, sisters - Judie Dotson (Ted) of Milton, and Linda Grooms (Marion) of Gulf Breeze, Sister-in-law - Mildred Salter of Pace and brother-in-law Mason Simmons (Ruby) of Jay, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special friends - Leon Weeks, Kenneth Harris, Dick Salter, and Ed Mosely.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2 pm at Lewis Funeral Home in Pace with burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery on Chumuckla Highway.
Pall Bearers: Gordon Howell, Buddy Powell, Timmy Cook, John Salter, Louie Salter and George Guilford
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.Published in Pensacola News Journal on October 31, 2012