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Samuel William Spear

May 29, 1930 ~ June 28, 2021

Samuel w. Spear, 91 of Sebastian, Florida passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021. He was born May 29, 1930 in Charlotte, Vermont to William O. Spear, Sr. And Irene Fales Spear. He attended Burlington High School and served in the Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Sicily. He married Priscilla Lyman on November 22, 1951. He was the rural carrier for the US Postal Service in Charlotte for 27 years and was a former member of the Charlotte Congregational Church. He and Priscilla operated Uncle Sam’s Dairy Bar in Charlotte for many years. He served for several years as the Chief of Charlotte’s Volunteer Police Department, and was a member of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a past Master of Friendship Lodge F&AM, later a member of Sebastian Lodge and Azan Shrine Center. He was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sebastian and served many years on the building and grounds team taking care of the church property.

He was a past President and State Steward of the VT Rural Letter Carriers Assn. He was privileged to participate in an honor flight from Florida to Washington D.C. where he was honored for his military service.

Surviving are his wife Priscilla and their three children: Michael Spear (Carrie), of Charlotte, VT, Cynthia Goodrich (Joseph) of Sebastian and Burlington, VT, and Melinda Serafin of Sebastian; also grandchildren Grant Manning, Tristan Spear of Charlotte, SGT Kyle Goodrich USAF Surprise AZ, and Katelyn Goodrich of South Burlington. He was predeceased by his parents and brother William Spear, Jr.

Burial will be in Charlotte, VT and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date at First Presbyterian Church of Sebastian.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service.

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Sheryl A Walker

June 28, 2021, 10:00 pm

Mrs. Spear and family:
I am so saddened to read this, but so happy Mr. Spear had a long, happy life.
I feel so blessed to have known both of you during my tenure at the dental office of Dr. Henry Fischer.
Prayers to you in your loss.
Sheryl Walker

Terri Veneziale

June 29, 2021, 11:28 pm

We are so lucky to have you as a member of our team and are saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you and family are in our thoughts. Sending well wishes filled with peace, comfort, hugs and love.

Miguel Coty

June 29, 2021, 11:41 pm

Mindy and family, so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God bless.
Miguel and the Clinic team.

Ray Lynch

June 30, 2021, 3:37 pm

Lady Priscilla & the Spear Family: I am heartbroken to learn of Sam’s passing. May God Bless and Comfort you in this time of great sadness. Sam & Priscilla you both are very special to me in that you were friends of my parents, Mary & Ray Lynch as well as my Aunt Betty Siefer who were also founding members of First Presbyterian Church of Sebastian. Sam was a great encouragement to me as I progressed in leadership at Azan Shrine. He will be missed and his memory will always be alive remembering Sam as a part of the Sebastian River Shrine Club. For years he seldom missed the lunches at the Italian-American Club each month. May Sam Rest In Peace and may the Holy Spirit give you comfort and peace.

Ray Lynch, Past Potentate & Recorder & The Divan
Azan Shriners

Carol Zackman

June 30, 2021, 6:23 pm

Mindy and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Praying for you all and sending healing energy. May he rest in peace.

Karen Ladwig

July 11, 2021, 6:55 pm

Mindy, I am sad to hear of your father’s passing. I am praying for your family and hope that you all find peace. Take care, Karen Ladwig

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