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Bobby Jack Spears

Summers, AR, 1940 - 2022

Bobby Jack Spears, age 82, a resident of Summers, Ark., passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born January 21, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ark., the son of Ross and Virginia Madeline (Galbraith) Spears.
Bobby Jack served in the United States Army National Guard and was a volunteer fireman for Lincoln Fire Department for 16 years and Cincinnati Fire Department for 20 years and had served as past Fire Chief. He was a member of the Summers Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ross Spears; his mother, Madeline (Gailbraith) Spears Cox Gibson; his step-fathers Jack Cox and Gene Gibson; his mother-in-law, Ethel Conner Martin Whittenburg; grandson-in-law, Clint Jones; great-grandson, Jaxson Layne Mattox; and great-granddaughter McKenzie Iris Ann Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Jeanne Martin Spears; two sons, Martin Jasper Spears and his wife Elizabeth, and Mark Wayne Spears and his wife Christy all of Cincinnati, Ark.; one daughter, Jeannie Williams and her husband Willy of Cane Hill, Ark.; one brother, Bud Cox and his wife Paula of Lincoln, Ark.; six grandchildren, Marsha Spears, Monica Spears (Bradley Sanders), Sara Terrell (Austin), Stephanie Dridi (Sami), Rachel Wilton (Jonathan), and Ross Williams (Hannah); fourteen great-grandchildren, Sonny Robb, Tanner Rob, Briar Robb, Madison Pagan Cunningham, Nicole Pagan, Mason Pagan, Amberleigh Hale, Joyanna Hale, William Mattox, Lilly Jones, Cashton Jones, Brooklee Roach, Breck Roach, Maggie Wilton and one on the way; five great-great grandchildren, Tenzin Robb, Elias Robb, Hadleigh Cunningham, Tucker Cunningham, Rhett Cunningham and one on the way.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6-8 p.m., at Luginbuel Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, October 27th, 2022, at Old Union Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ark.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Cincinnati Volunteer Fire Department / Community Building 24088 W Cincinnati Rd., Summers, Ark., 72769. Online guest book,

Published October 25, 2022

Luginbuel Funeral Home
115 N Neal, Prairie Grove, AR
Phone: 479-846-2141