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.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.
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