COLUMBIA -- Graveside service for Stanhope Sifford Spears Jr., 44, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clover. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
Mr. Spears died Saturday, July 12, 2008. Born in Greensboro, N.C., he was a son of Major General Stanhope S. Spears and Dorothy Parlier Spears. A 1982 graduate of Spring Valley High School, he received a degree in Accounting from USC in 1991. He served as campaign manager for "Veterans for John McCain for President."
Mr. Spears was a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. Among his interests were history, reading, computer research and politics.
A loving father, son and brother, he is survived by son, Stanhope Sifford "Ford" Spears III of Columbia; his parents of Columbia; brother, Michael Alester Spears of Atlanta, Ga.; uncle and aunt, Joseph J. and Marie D. Spears of Mt. Holly, N.C.; and cousins, Derek Spears and his wife, Missy, of Charlotte, N.C. and Suzanne Wilson and her husband, Scott, of Traverse City, Mich.
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Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.
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