Gene C. "Corky" Spear Jr.
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VIENNA-Gene C. "Corky" Spear Jr. of Vienna passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Born March 23, 1953, in Cambridge, he was the son of Gene and Marynan Spear of Vienna.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Charlene, and mother-in-law, Juanita Burton, who resided with them; a daughter, Kim Dennis, and husband, Bill, of Seaford; a son, Gene C. Spear III, and his wife, Karen, of Hurlock; two grandsons, Billy Dennis of Seaford and Parker Spear of Hurlock; three sisters, Cindy McFarlane and her husband, Jimmy, of Vienna, Christy Helgason and her husband, Hilmar, of Eldorado and Carla Gebert of Vienna; a stepdaughter, Angie Corkell, and her husband, Josh, and three stepgrandchildren, Samantha, Alex and Adam of Licking, Md. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a CRT for many years, serving with both Vienna and Hurlock Volunteer Fire companies. He also served as past president of Vienna Volunteer Fire Company. He was an avid reader and devoted Orioles fan. He had a passion for old clocks and restoring them to working condition. He was a topnotch mechanic who never met an engine he couldn't master.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at a later date.
Following the service a meal of fellowship and remembrance will be held at the Vienna Community Center.
Memorial donations may be made to Vienna Volunteer Fire Company, P. O. Box 5, Vienna, MD 21869.
Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 1, 2013
Zeller Funeral Home
106 Main Street East New Market, MD 21631