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Obituary of Charles Edward Spear Sr.

Charles Edward Spear, Sr., better known as Charlie, was born August 31, 1941 to William Oscar and Ethel Tennessee Cowsert Spear. Charles departed this life on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Charles joined the United States Air Force October of 1960 at the age of 19 and retired from disability on December 8, 1970. During this time he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish.
On June 15, 1974 Charles and Sonja McMaster were joined in Holy Matrimony. They would spend the next 47 years together.
Charles was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He spent the majority of his time outdoors. He was also a member of the Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post #571.
Charlie leaves to mourn in his passing, his wife, Sonja; daughters, Ana Spear of California, Deborah and Duane Simmons of Rosiclare, IL, and Julie and Greg Hobbs of Rosiclare, IL; grandchildren, Matthew Spear, Michael and Karina Spear, Michele Spear, Giana Kischmischian all of California, Jaedyn and Brian Burton of Herod, IL, Hunter and Wyatt Hall of Rosiclare, IL, Charles Hobbs of Elizabethtown, IL, Michael Hobbs of Rosiclare, IL and Johnny Simmons of Rosiclare, IL; one great-grandson, Riley Burton of Herod, IL; sisters, Helen Robinson of Rosiclare, IL and Alice Bryan of Colo, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Oscar and Ethel Spear; son, Charles Edward Spear, Jr.; brothers, Arthur and William (Bill), Jr.; sisters, Wilma Spear and Ada Meadows; two very special nephews; close friends, Harold Thomas and Phillip Raines; three half brothers; one half sister; several nieces and nephews and one step-grandson.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at Honeycomb Church. Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post #571.



  1. Gean Tinsley on June 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Sending our condolences to all family.

  2. Cynthia Drew on June 14, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss Faye Davis Morrow Family

  3. Pat Walker on June 14, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    RIP Charlie – avid sportsman of Hardin County. Thanks for your service to our country, always a friend with the warm greeting. Thoughts and prayers of comfort for family.

  4. mary spear/hawk on June 14, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    so sorry …rest in peace now UNCLE Charlie…you are loved and missed…

  5. Nellie Reed on June 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Sending loving thoughts and prayers .May God give you each comfort. God Bless.

  6. Genelle Ramsey Ferrebee on June 14, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss, prayers to you all. God bless.

  7. Julian irby on June 15, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    We are going to you Charlie. Holly Acre Boys

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