In Memory

Clyde Coleman Spear - Class Of 1942

Clyde Coleman Spear

Clyde C. Spear, 61, of Columbus, formerly of Delphi, died unexpectedly at 10:16 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 1983, in the emergency room at Princeton General Hospital.  He had been working as an engineer in Princeton.
  Born January 4, 1922, in Hastin, Ky., he was the son of Lee and Alice Sprowl Spear; his mother survives.  His marriage was on June 17, 1950 in Lafayette to Sara Shelby.  She survives.
  Spear was employed as an onsite engineer for Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff of Indianapolis, the past five years.  In 1975-1976 he worked as a water systems management consultant for the Philippine government in Manilla.  From 1960-1975 Spear was the utilities manager for the City of Columbus.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and St. Joseph Masonic Lodge No. 20 in Columbus, the Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, member and past president of the American Water Works Association of Indiana and member and past president of the High 12 Club.  He was World War II Navy veteran, serving as a pilot in the Navy.  He was a 1942 graduate of Delphi High School.
  He was a member of the Harry Bohannon Post American Legion at Delphi.
  Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include a son, David L. Spear of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Rose Mary Hill, Delphi; two brothers, Carl of Delphi and Cloyd of Deltona, Florida.  He was preceded in death by a sister.
  Services were Sunday at 2:00 at the Horn-Thompson Funeral Home, Delphi, with Rev. James Rankin officiating.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 1983