Obituary – Charles “Chuck” Dale Spears (1947 – 2021)


Charles “Chuck” Dale Spears passed from this life, in his home with loved ones, on March 17, 2021. Chuck was born November 5, 1947 in Wasco, CA to Charley and Reatha Hughes Spears. He was the oldest of nine children. 

Chuck loved hanging out with his best friend, Guy Taylor, and the guys at the shop. He was a member of the Scott County Cruisers Club and enjoyed working on antique vehicles and taking his restored 1957 Chevy to car shows with his crew. He loved his family and welcomed every chance to get together to eat, visit, and spoil kids with ice cream. He loved to go fishing with his brother and nephews, eat fried fish, and have steak and shrimp! 

He kept Dove chocolate and dark chocolate Milky Ways in his top drawer for kids, the Milky Ways were his favorite, and ate almost daily at Kay’s place and McDonalds. If you visited him in the evening, you would hear him playing his guitar and singing a lot of George Strait and Gordon Lightfoot. He was a very accomplished guitar player and had a soft voice that you’d pause the TV just to stop and listen to him. It was nothing out of the ordinary to see him shooting nerf guns and playing chase with the little ones who loved him. He loved life and the people who loved him and would do anything to help others.  

He is preceded in death by his father Charley Spears, mother Reatha Wilson, brother David Spears, and sister Rita Hoffman.

He is survived by his daughter, April Spears of Modesto, CA and his son, Charles Spears Jr. of Waldron, AR, his sister, Donna Kociemba of Butte Meadows, CA, Thomas Spears (Richard) of Tulare, CA, Reatha Ockerman of Merced, CA, Kerry Spears (Leita) of Washington, AR, Billy Johnson (April) of Hot Springs, AR, and Andi Vallejo of Idabel, OK, and a host of grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of him, as he was an avid donator to their hospital and cause.

 A private service is being held by family at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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