Norman W. Spears, Jr.
March 18, 1944 -
October 4, 2023

Visitation

October 8, 2023
12pm to 2pm

Service 

October 8, 2023
2pm

Interment

October 8, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for Norman W. Spears, Jr., age 79, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Burial will follow at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Norman was born on March 18, 1944, in Lepanto, AR, to the late Norman W. Spears, Sr., and Una Fox Spears. Mr. Spears was a graduate of Lepanto High School, earned his associate degree from the University of Arkansas, and attended LSU college of banking. Norman was very intelligent with numbers. His lifelong banking career started after college, and he later moved to Fayetteville in 1978. Mr. Spears retired as CFO at Bank of Lincoln County, in 2008. After retirement, Norman worked with Attorney Jim Kidd and Dixie Smith Insurance Agency. When not working or crunching numbers, Mr. Spears enjoyed golfing and hunting. He was of the Baptist faith. Norman passed away on October 4, 2023, at Maury Regional Medical Center, in Columbia, TN.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Caldwell Spears; bonus sons, Daryl (Vickie) Daniel of Mobile, AL, and Jason Daniel of Fayetteville, TN; brothers, Charles (Mari) Spears of Texas, and Richard Spears of Louisiana; four bonus grandchildren; eight bonus great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews. In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha P. Spears in 1990; brother, Robert (Judy) Spears; and sister-in-law, Alva Spears.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Norman W. Spears, Jr.

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8 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    Margaret and family. I remember Norman as a kind and considerate man and a friend to all with whom he had dealings.. I always thought very highly of Norman. I know you will miss him.

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  2. Harold Kirk

    Margaret, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Norman, he was truly one of my best friends throughout our school years. I know as we grew older our paths took different directions and miles separated us. But we kept in touch through out the years. Wish we could have had more visits. Our prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. I will be in touch. I have notified several of our friends we attended school with and let them know of his passing. Anything I can do just let me know.

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  3. RANNY and Maurice Shortnacy

    we always called him Butch growing up in Lepanto. RANNY and I have so many good memories . We were just talking about him the other day. Rest in Jesus’ arms Butch.

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  4. Margaret Holmes Womble

    I believe when I attended Lepanto school with Norman – we call him “Butch”. Memory recalls a very good friend, that would help you out in a heartbeat. And he could make you smile/ laugh over just about anything. Prayers for his family during this sad time.

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  5. Judy Toney Godfrey

    Norman is very special to all of us Gray cousins. We enjoyed every minute spent with him. We will miss him terribly but know he is free of pain now. We love you Margaret.

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  6. Edna Bradley

    Margaret, so sorry to hear of your loss .
    Norman was such a kind and thoughtful person! He will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you, and the family during the difficult days ahead. May God strengthen and comfort each of you!

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  7. Tommy And Charlene Rutledge

    My sincere condolences for the family of Norman. I have known him since 1977, he was one of the first to greet me in Bolivar,Tennessee at Hardiman County Bank. I always considered him a very good friend until he left Bolivar and was very happy to see him again when my family and I came to Fayetteville 1984. He is in a better place now and it is my hope to reunite with him one more time.

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  8. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Mr. Norman was always a nice and very intelligent man. I know he will be missed. The family is in my prayers.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply

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8 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    Margaret and family. I remember Norman as a kind and considerate man and a friend to all with whom he had dealings.. I always thought very highly of Norman. I know you will miss him.

    Reply
  2. Harold Kirk

    Margaret, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Norman, he was truly one of my best friends throughout our school years. I know as we grew older our paths took different directions and miles separated us. But we kept in touch through out the years. Wish we could have had more visits. Our prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. I will be in touch. I have notified several of our friends we attended school with and let them know of his passing. Anything I can do just let me know.

    Reply
  3. RANNY and Maurice Shortnacy

    we always called him Butch growing up in Lepanto. RANNY and I have so many good memories . We were just talking about him the other day. Rest in Jesus’ arms Butch.

    Reply
  4. Margaret Holmes Womble

    I believe when I attended Lepanto school with Norman – we call him “Butch”. Memory recalls a very good friend, that would help you out in a heartbeat. And he could make you smile/ laugh over just about anything. Prayers for his family during this sad time.

    Reply
  5. Judy Toney Godfrey

    Norman is very special to all of us Gray cousins. We enjoyed every minute spent with him. We will miss him terribly but know he is free of pain now. We love you Margaret.

    Reply
  6. Edna Bradley

    Margaret, so sorry to hear of your loss .
    Norman was such a kind and thoughtful person! He will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you, and the family during the difficult days ahead. May God strengthen and comfort each of you!

    Reply
  7. Tommy And Charlene Rutledge

    My sincere condolences for the family of Norman. I have known him since 1977, he was one of the first to greet me in Bolivar,Tennessee at Hardiman County Bank. I always considered him a very good friend until he left Bolivar and was very happy to see him again when my family and I came to Fayetteville 1984. He is in a better place now and it is my hope to reunite with him one more time.

    Reply
  8. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Mr. Norman was always a nice and very intelligent man. I know he will be missed. The family is in my prayers.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply

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