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Ernest David Spear

June 24, 1943 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 76)


Ernest David Spear, 76, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on March 17, 2020 in Greenwood, Indiana.

Ernest was born on June 24, 1943 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to the late Estes Spear and Wilma (England) Spear.

Ernest married the love of his life Audrey Cassetty on July 10, 1959.

Ernest was a member of the Southeastern Church of Christ in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ernest loved God, his family, his friends, and life. He had an amazing spirit about him, he never met a stranger and embraced a genuine kindness to everyone he met. He will always be remembered for being a true fisherman, his passion in life and hobby was going fishing. He was also a fan of Nascar and in his younger years was a race car driver. He enjoyed many other things including horseback riding and gardening.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents.

Ernest is survived by his children, David Spear of Indianapolis, Carla (Dale) Linville of Indianapolis, Ronald (Karen) Spear, of Indianapolis, Karen Samples of Westville, Robert (Rie) Spear of Goldsboro, North Carolina; a sister, Dorothy Karol of Indianapolis; 9 grand children; 13 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation and Funeral are only by invitation.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home - Whiteland Chapel

Jessen Funeral Home is committed to our families and community but are restricted to 10 people at a gathering according to the recommendations of the President of the United States, Indiana Governor, Center for Disease Control and the Indiana State Department of Health due to recent health concerns. Also to stay in compliance with the above health concerns we will be closing our lounge and suspending coffee and food services until further notices. Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time.

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