Lonnie Spears

New Waterford – Lonnie L. Spears, 41, of Taylor Ave. died suddenly Friday, August 9, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Health Center Boardman Campus.

Mr. Spears was born June 10, 1972 in Salem, a son of Charles and Linda Hogue Spears and had lived in this area all of his life.

Lonnie worked as a home care aide for Threshold. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in East Palestine. He loved to paint statues and had a great sense of humor always joking with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Spears of New Waterford; two sisters, Christina (Kent) Baker and Lori Garrett both of New Waterford; a brother, Charles (Giovanna) Spears, Jr. of Gaithersburg, MD; his fiance, Marnie Noel of East Palestine, Marnie’s daughter, Brandie Cook, and grandson, Jayden Cook and Marnie’s son, Anthony Cook; two nieces, four nephews and one great niece.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Spears.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the First Church of Christ, East Palestine with James Ostick, Minister officiating. Friends will be received from 10-11 am Tuesday at the church.

Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine is handling the arrangements.

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