Mildred Spears, age 93 of Clinton

Mildred Spears, age 93 of Clinton, TN formerly of Briceville, TN, was born June 12, 1927 to the late Ace and Ruth Tucker. Mildred loved gardening, bird watching, her family and grandbabies. She also loved True Crime Stories and singing. Mildred was a member of Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church in Briceville, TN and attended Blowing Springs Baptist Church in Clinton, TN. Along with Mildred’s parents she is predeceased by her husband Gilbert Spears; daughters, Carol Gough and Kathy Sharp; brothers, Arvil, George, Lewis and Edward Tucker; sister, Sue Summerfield; and son in law, Layton Beets.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Joyce Beets; sons, Gary “Steve” Spears (Mable), Mike Spears, Scotty Spears (Jodie), and Jim Spears; brothers, Bob Tucker (Boots), Harold Tucker (Gail), and Jim Tucker (Jan); 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; son in law, Don Sharp and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice for their wonderful care for Mildred.

Mildred’s family will receive her friends from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020 with her funeral service to follow at 8:00pm in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Rev. David White officiating. Her interment and graveside service will be Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00am at Leach Cemetery in Rocky Top, TN.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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