Jimmy Tom Spears
March 10, 1943
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Jimmy Tom Spears, a lifetime resident of Porterville passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife Donna and his daughter Ashlee at Sierra View District Hospital on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Jimmy was born to Eurek and Beatrice Spears on March 10, 1943 at Porterville Hospital. He was their 6th child and only son. Dearly loved by his mother and 5 sisters, Jimmy grew to manhood with a deep respect for women.

He met and married his childhood sweetheart Donna Price in 1961. They have shared 48 years together. In 1979 their union was blessed with the birth of their beautiful daughter Ashlee Jordan Spears. She has been and continues to be the shining star of their lives. Ashlee in turn further blessed them with her marriage and the addition of 4 grandchildren.

Jimmy enjoyed a full life in his 67 years. He loved his family above all else. He also loved his motorcycle buddies, his construction friends, his card playing friends and was a father-like figure to many. Everyone said he was a "cool guy". Friends were always welcome at the Spears' family home.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, mother and a sister, Mary Spears Hubbs.

He is survived by his loving wife and lifetime companion Donna, his beloved daughter and son-in-law Ashlee Spears-Kane and Eric Kane, and the adored grandchildren; Alyssa (13), Gwena (9), Jordan (4) and Teagan (4 months). He is also survived by 4 sisters; Patricia Mankins of Pahrump, NV, Jo Ann Eckles of Porterville, CA, Peggy Siemer of Visalia, CA, Deanna Rider of Hanford, CA and many nieces, nephews, friends, in-laws and outlaws.

Jimmy will be sorely missed. As Jordy told us "...when you die, if you're a good person, you go to Heaven..." Jimmy was a good husband, father, brother, worker and friend. He was an all around, good guy. God speed, Jimmy.

A celebration of Jimmy's life will be held at Myer's Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Published in The Porterville Recorder on Apr. 6, 2010.
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May 1, 2010
Dear Donna, Ashley and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jimmy will be missed. I read the obituary notice on line. We are thinking of you. God bless you.
Cres and Stan Whiteside
Cres & Stan Whiteside
April 9, 2010
We love you aunt Donna and Ashley, If you need anything we are just around the corner just call us. We will miss uncle Jimmy.
Ken and Christina
April 9, 2010
Donna: I'am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to the lord to give you strength to carrie on. Jim would want you to be strong in this hard time. You may not remember me but you and Jim and I were friends years ago. Dewayne
Dewayne Thompson
April 6, 2010
I will miss you Jimmy. You guys really helped me out when I needed it. I love you, Donna and Ashlee like family
Jaime Gonzales
April 6, 2010
Our prayers are with the Spears family and friends at this time of sorrow, and wish to let you know Jimmy will be missed.
The Terry Family
Terry
April 6, 2010
sorry to hear of jimmys passing ,,i worked with him in the 60s at terrys cabinets
larry brickel
April 6, 2010
Donna, we were very sadden to hear of Jimmy's passing, just want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family. I enjoyed working for Jimmy for many years and I am so grateful to him. He was such a Character, full of life, a good man. He will be missed. God Bless
Willy & Dolly Balangue
April 6, 2010
Very sad news! We truely understand and pray for your hearts.He will be missed indeed. He was a super guy!! Beth and Rosie Cantrell
April 6, 2010
In Memory of Jimmy Spears...
April 6, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jennifer Kane,Marc Lopez & Family
April 6, 2010
Donna, At Times Like This Our Words seem a little empty..but Our Hearts are Full of Caring Thoughts of you.At This Time Of Sadness May you Find Strength in God and Comfort.God Be with you and Your Family in Your Loss.
Corrina Metheney
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