Obituaries 11/20/15

Joyce Goodbar Spears

Joyce Goodbar Spears, 69, of West Memphis passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Baptist Reynolds in Collierville, Tennessee. She was a member of the Crittenden County Masters Gardeners, former member of Quota International, Inc. of West Memphis and a 30-year employee of the former First National Bank in West Memphis. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and being with friends and family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis. She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Vinson Choate (Jeff) of Conway; a son, Joe Vinson of West Memphis; and two step sons, Donald Spears (Sonia) of Round Rock, Texas and Robert Spears of Ward. She also leaves her three brothers, Clarence Goodbar (Rebecka) of El Paso, Texas, Harry Goodbar (Libby) of West Memphis and James Goodbar of Marion. She is survived by eight grandchildren, Owen Vinson, Nathan Cox, Ella Jo Vinson, Maddi Choate, Mason Choate, Layne Spears, Kathryn Spears, Morgan Spears, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Spears, Sr.; her father Clarence L. Goodbar, Sr.; her mother, Iona Abbott; and her brother, Joe Goodbar. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller Citizens Funeral Home. Services Sunday at 2 p.m. also at Roller Citizens with burial in Crittenden Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 N. Missouri St., West Memphis or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

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