Mark Spears
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Avery "Mark" Spears passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family in Houston, Texas on January 4, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born in Houston on August 8, 1941, to Dr. Avery M. and Juliette Spears. He called Houston home his entire life. Graduated from Lamar High School in 1959, and worked initially in retail and automobile sales. He subsequently enjoyed a long career as a sales representative and account manager with Chemical Waste Management, Inc. When not working, he enjoyed golf, hunting, gardening and travel, but most of all being in the company of good friends and family. He was a long-time member of the congregation of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston, and participated in their mission program, most recently in Cuba in early 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his daughter Jennifer Spears, step son Corky Barker, sister Ann Hudson, and nieces Jackie Lynn Cate and Evelyn Sheeran, and nephew Don Hudson and their respective families, as well as many dear friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr, Houston TX 77079. A private burial will take place at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Mark's memory to Habitat for Humanity ( Visit to leave online tributes.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2013.
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January 11, 2013
he will truly be missed at the golf course he was a great guy and a better whistler we will surly miss him
john de sisto
January 9, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.Mark, will truly be missed
Al & Tonya Greenfield
January 9, 2013
I send my deepest condolences to the family. I so enjoyed Mark on the Cuba Mission team a year ago. He was definately a Texas gentlman with a wonderful Texas accent.
Kathie Mann
January 9, 2013
Mark was a very dear friend of Pat and Ralph. Peace be with him on his next journey.
January 9, 2013
Mark was a very special person. My prayers are for Jennifer and his good friend Vicki and their families. I will always cherish the memories of our time together
Rita Quick
January 8, 2013
My heart goes out to the family - specially Jennifer. Ushed with Mark at MDUMC & he will be missed. Janice Rubin
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