This is a place for family and friends of Joe Spears to share remembrances and condolences.

Joe Henry Spears, a resident of Dothan, died Saturday January 28, 2012. He was 89.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2 P. M. from the chapel of Ward Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend David Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home Directing.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel from 1:30 until 2 P. M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1619 South Park Avenue, Dothan, AL 36301.

Joe was a native of Geneva County, Alabama and graduated from Samson High School and Jacksonville School of Technology in Jacksonville, FL.

He became the first engineer at WTVY in 1955 and worked in TV for 40 years. This was his life!

Joe held a lifetime membership in the Dothan Elks Lodge and served 3 years in the U. S. Navy during WW II and several years in the naval reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Linnie B. Spears of Dothan; his daughter, Wanda Doles and husband Dennis of Olathe, Kansas; Grandsons Jacob and Jonathan Doles


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  • by Karen Location: New Brockton on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    I don't know the family but I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family. What a testimony to have been married for 66 years. Thank you for the service Mr Spears gave to our country and community. I pray that you all seek God at this time and that He holds you close during this time and days to come.
  • by WTVY on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    Thank you for all the guidance and help in getting WTVY on the air 57 years ago. We are forever in your debt. To the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • by Ann Location: Samson, AL on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:27 PM
    I wish to send condolences to the family of Joe Spears from the Samson High School Class of 1947. Joe was a special class member who served his country, community and family without hesitation. We will miss him. So sorry for your loss, Ann Watson Ausley
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