Charles Spear, 78, of Springfield, left this life to meet our Lord, Savior and Creator on January 14, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri. Charles was born to Thelma and Elwin Spear on June 21, 1934 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Charles spent most of his life as a baker, starting in his family's bakery. He was an avid fisherman, fishing at McDaniel Lake for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by, one daughter, Mary Wilson; his parents, Elwin Spear and Thelma Tschirhart. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Spear, of the home; his children, Becky Allen, Patrick Spear, Steve Spear, Thomas Spear, Karen Eggert, Bobby Easter, and Katie Easter; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Cremation services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North.