Bob & Dianne Lister
Curtis W. Spearman, 96, of Greenville, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 while residing at Richard Campbell Nursing Home in Anderson.
Born in Simpsonville, SC, he was a son of the late John W. and Zenobia Whitted Spearman. Mr. Spearman honorably served in the US Marine Corps during World War II, retired from the textile industry in 1985, and was a faithful member of Washington Baptist Church in Greer.
He is survived by his son, Reverend Richard L. Spearman and his wife Nan Spearman of Greer; a sister, Barbara Hall; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Spearman; five grandchildren, Lisa Millard (Chuck), Sonya Kelly (Sean), Brian Spearman (Angela), Becky Mason (Scott), David Spearman (Gwyn); fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Spearman was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Spearman and their son, William C. Spearman; two sisters, Vivar Bayne and Edith Crain and a brother, Harold Spearman.
Funeral services will be held at Washington Baptist Church, 3500 N. Hwy 14, in Greer on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 with visitation from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. The family kindly requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery West, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kingdom Vision at Washington Baptist Church.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown has care of his arrangements.
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines