KINGSTON – Gary Spears, 59, of Kingston, Ill., died at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.|
Born Sept. 15, 1953, in Sycamore, to Walter A. and Ruby L. (London) Spears, Gary graduated from Sycamore High School in 1972. He attended Kishwaukee Community College and Rock Valley College. He was a quality assurance inspector for Ideal Industries for 28 years.
Gary loved to fish. He enjoyed sharing his passion with his daughters and grandchildren. He could often be found in Shabbona Lake State Park and Rock Cut State Park. He also would throw a line in at the dam in Oregon, Ill. When Jason married into the family, besides being a son-in-law, he became a great fishing buddy for Gary.
He also enjoyed being a member of the Sycamore Sportsman Club. He grew up next door to the club grounds and as soon as he was able to join, became a member. He also was a range officer at the club.
Gary had many friends and could always strike up a conversation anywhere he went. He could always find someone he knew.
He is survived by his children, Jaime (Jason) Wolfe of Kingston and Becky Spears (Trever Skeels) of Sycamore; grandchildren, Kaylee, Addison and Liam; siblings, Diana (Frank) Halsey, Karen Pennington and Michael (Carolyn) Spears; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
A memorial fund has been established to be designated at a later date.
For information, call 815-895-6589. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on July 30, 2013