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Ronald L. Spears

September 17, 1946 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Ronald L. Spears Obituary

Ronald L. Spears Sr., 76 years old of Elmwood Place, Ohio passed suddenly March 15th 2023.

Ronald was born September 17th, 1946, to Emmitt and Nannie Faye Spears of Cincinnati, Ohio. Lifelong residents of Elmwood Place.

Ronald was proceeded in death by his wife Crystal Kaye Spears (Hatter) of 49 years; sister Joann Spears; parents Emmitt & Faye Spears. 

 He is survived by his children, Ron Spears Jr. (Carolyn) of Cincinnati Ohio. Paula Thompson (Nicolas) of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

10 Grandchildren: John Beatty; Terry (Debbie) Spears; Matthew (Samantha) Spears; Tyler & Samantha Hoelmer; Nicholas Hoelmer; Tabitha Lawson; Sarah Theis; Maggie Peddicore; Andrew Thompson.

6 Great-grandchildren: Chase Spears; Carson Spears; Emmitt Hoelmer; Daniel Raider; Devon Raider; Donovan Raider. 

Brothers: Don Spears (Joan); Jerry Spears (Micki); and sister Dianna Laurence (Steve); several nieces and nephews along with an army of kids that referred to him as Gpa.

Layout will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home 7401 Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45216; Thursday, March 23nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

A second Layout will be held at Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home, 545 KY Hwy 328 West, Waynesburg, Kentucky 40489; Saturday, March 25th from 12:00 - 2:00pm.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th at Barnett, Demrow and Friend Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to KP Hall Cemetery:   KP Hall Cemetery, ATT:  David Gooch 

175 Valley View Drive, Stanford, Kentucky 40484.

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home, Waynesburg, is entrusted with Ronald’s arrangements.  Guest Book at

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March 25, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friend Funeral Homes
545 KY Hwy 328 West
Waynesburg, KY 40489

Funeral Service
March 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Friend Funeral Homes
545 KY Hwy 328 West
Waynesburg, KY 40489

March 25, 2023

KP Hall Cemetery-Kings Mountain
KY Hwy 501
Kings Mountain, KY 40442


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