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 (www.habitat.org
). Visit www.DettlingFuneral.com
to leave online tributes.