Jimmy Dale Spear, 79, of Holtville, passed away after a short illness on December 29, 2020. Jimmy was born January 20, 1941 in El Centro, CA. In his early years, he lived at the TB Sanatorium outside of Holtville where his mother worked. He attended school in Holtville. He married the love of his life Bertha McDonald on April 22, 1960 and they had two sons Bryan and Timmy. Jimmy loved football and he was an avid San Diego Chargers fan. He also loved to watch sprint car racing at the Imperial County fair. His many hobbies included fishing, working in his yard and tinkering with all different types of tools, gadgets and projects. Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, Timmy; parents, Viola and Ollie Spear; brothers, Bill and Jeff; sisters, Maxine, Wendy and Mary Katherine. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Bertha; son, Bryan; daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandson, Brandon; granddaughter, Lindsay; his doggie daughter, Missy Mae; brother, Leroy; numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on February 11, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery at 11 a.m. Pastor Louie Barajas from Turning Point will officiate. Jimmy, aka Big A Jim will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2021.