Joan E. Spears, 82, died November 23, 2022 at AppleCreek Health and Rehab in Centerton, Arkansas.
Joan was born October 17, 1940 in Lillie, Louisiana; the beloved 4th child of JV and Lutie Beaird Spears. She moved with her family to Shreveport, Louisiana where she attended school for several years, and then the family moved to Downsville, Louisiana where she graduated high school in 1959.
She is survived by two sons, William I. Wilbur III and Richard S. Spear; four sisters, Wanda Trembly, Betty Red, Charlotte Spear, and Patricia Boling; Brother-in-law, David Spear; Sister-in-law, Cathleen Spears; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many other loved ones.
She is preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey P. Wilbur; three brothers, James, Charles, and Howard Spears; three brother-in-laws, Bill Red, Ron Trembly, and Jerald Boling; and sister-in-law, Shirley Spears.
Joan’s visitation will be at Mt Pleasant Church, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 1:00pm with the funeral service following at 2:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Mt Pleasant Cemetery Association- PO BOX 141Hiwasse, Arkansas 72739.