Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

SPEAR, KENNETH

2012-09-09
KENNETH  SPEAR

SPEAR KENNETH J. Age 94. August 30, 2012. Devoted husband of the late Mary E. Manby and brother of Jane (LeJean) Marshall of Allen, MI. Dear father of Susan Giles, John (Ann) Spear, Martha Spear (Robert Holley), and Mary Ann (Dale) Burtch. Loving grandfather of Kathy Giles Diaz, Mark Giles, Erin Spear, Andrew Spear, Ryan Gilpatrick, Kelley Burtch, and David Burtch. Proud great grandfather to Norah, Elena, and Amaya. Ken was a native Detroiter but spent much of his later life in Plymouth. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1939. He served in World War II, in New Guinea and The Philippines, as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He worked for The Ford Motor Co., as a Cost Analyst, for 25+ years. He was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. He enjoyed The Detroit Tigers, square dancing, travel, mystery novels, a good joke, and Buddy's Pizza. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Anne's Mead Assisted Living and Nursing Care, 16106 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076. Memorial service celebrating Ken's life will be in April 2013.

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