The following obituaries were received for Wednesday –
Raymond Clayton Spear – Bedford
Raymond Clayton Spear age 81 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at IU Health in Bedford.
Raymond was born on February 18, 1931 in Corning, New York to Theodore and Lydia (Sparks) Spear. He married Susanne Swick on November 14, 1953 in Niagara Falls, New York and she survives.
Raymond was an US Army Veteran serving in 1953-1956, he retired from General Motors in 1993 he was in the Personal Department; Raymond was an Eagle Scout and attended Riverside Presbyterian Church in New York and First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Susanne Spear of Bedford; children, Barry Spear and wife Pamela, of Sevierville, Tennessee, Brett Spear and his wife Martha Peterson, of Lexington, Kentucky, Betsey Makximenko and husband Victor, of Bedford; 7 grandchildren, Andrew Spear, Taryn Spear Claypool, Sara Hackett, Garrett Spear, Tyler Spear, Alex Makximenko and Tessa Makximenko; three great grandsons, Jackson and Cole Spear, Samuel Claypool.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Sylvia Statton and one son, Thomas Spear
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday January 4, 2013 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.