Mark was born in Monterey, Calif. and grew up in San Jose, Calif. He was a graduate of Camden High School, class of 1976. He later moved to Manteca and was a resident for the past 12 years. Mark was born with Cerebral Palsy but never allowed the disease to lessen his outlook on life. He was an avid golfer, played organized baseball, enjoyed bowling, and never once allowed his disease to effect his everyday life.
Mark enjoyed football and NASCAR; he was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Jeff Gordon was his ultimate idol.
Mark was employed with the Walmart Corporation for the past 11 years. He enjoyed and loved his job and was recognized for all his merits. Mark always talked about his extended Walmart family and how they always treated him with respect and allowed him to be who he was. The extended family never saw Mark having any sort of disability.
On Marks (Marco, nicknamed by his brother) days off he would spend his time with his brother, at his business. Mark was so proud of his little brother Gregg, and all of his accomplishments. Mark was his brothers’ biggest supporter. Mark had a great deal of love for all of his family.
In heaven he joins his loving parents Corwin and Pauline Spears, his sister Jerry Lynn Spears. He is survived by his loving brother Gregg Spears who he adored and cherished, his sister-in-law Lisa Spears, his niece Jennifer, nephew Shawn and his wife Audrey, great nephew Lucas and great niece Leah, and many other relatives, along with his extended Walmart family who he truly loved and many friends.
He was a very caring person with a kind loving soul, taken much too soon and unexpectedly. Mark touched the hearts of many and will be deeply missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in the memory of Mark Spears to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation at 333 W Benjamin Holt Drive Stockton, CA 95207.
“Forever in our hearts”
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, November 8, 201