Spears, Marlene Joan -
Manchester - Funeral services for Mrs. Marlene Joan Spears, age 84, of Manchester will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 2, 2018, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Holland Hill Cemetery with Bro. Billy Abrams officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Spears went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Marlene was born in Central Lake, Michigan to the late William and Genevieve McGuire. She was a homemaker most of her life, but while her children attended school she worked as a cafeteria manager, owned a bookstore for about 10 years, and worked in a labor and delivery unit as a nurse’s aid. Marlene met her husband in Michigan, and the two married in 1955. They spent most of their lives in Alabama, raising their two children, but upon retirement they moved to Tennessee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Marlene loved reading, supporting missionaries, was an amazing cook, and loved camping in the Smokey Mountains. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandma.
Marlene is preceded in death by her parents, William and Genevieve McGuire. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Sam “Les” Spears; one son, Errol “Britt” (Janet) Spears; one daughter, Susan (Rockey) Hamilton; three sisters, Nancy Melvin, Lois Godfrey, and Merla Haskin; five grandchildren, Nathan Spears, Heather (Adam) Carter, Jeremiah Hamilton, Rebecca Spears, and Lauren (Christopher) Burns; and nine great-grandchildren, Sam Burns, Will Burns, Betsy Burns, Kaylyn Hamilton, Aleyah Hamilton, Kinley Hamilton, Gabriel Carter, Malachi Carter, and Avonlea Carter.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Marlene’s name to the First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Spears family.
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786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355