August 10, 1925 - June 19, 2017
EUGENE SPEARMAN SATILLO – Mr. Eugene Spearman, 91, passed away on June 19, 2017, at his home in Saltillo. His early years were spent near Coffeeville. He considered his childhood home to be God's country, and that is where he learned the kindness and sweet Christian faith that sustained him all his life. His young adult life was spent in World War II as a radio operator in a B-17, the storied Flying Fortress. Then, at Mississippi State University, he earned his degree in electrical engineering, afterward becoming a loyal alumnus and supporter of MSU sports. His degree allowed him a successful 35-year career at TVA, providing a comfortable life for his wife and two sons. He started at TVA during its building phase, building coal-fired and hydroelectric plants, later moving into electrical distribution services. Along the way, he served his community in a variety of ways, including serving as president of his professional organization – the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, president of the Men's Club of Saltillo, Sunday School Director of Euclatubba Baptist Church, and president of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. He is a charter member of Faith Baptist Church of Saltillo. Being absolutely in love with his family, his God, and his country, he also spent untold hours helping people who needed him, especially those who could not do chores around their home or needed transportation for errands. Many community members have been blessed by his smiling face as he delivered food, cooked by his wife, Ruth, for those experiencing difficulty. During his later years, he spent many hours honoring his fellow veterans who so bravely fought in World War II, as well as teaching young students about the experiences of veterans in that conflict. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Johnson Spearman; sons, Barry Spearman (Sandra) of Monterey, Tennessee, and David Spearman (Jeannette) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Amber Cook (Brandon), Christina Spearman, and Blake Spearman, all of Tupelo; and eight great grandchildren, Rachel Spencer, Harrison and Anderson Cook, Isabella Light, Alexander Spearman, Evan and Mattie Spearman, and Lilly Dillard, all of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Creston and Claudine Spearman, and his eldest brother, Creston Hyde Spearman, all of Coffeeville. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 with funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, both services being held at Faith Baptist Church, Saltillo. Reverends officiating will be Drs. Phil Ellis, George Johnson, and Marvin Murphree. Serving as pallbearers will be George Bogardus, Jr., Roy Chandler, Cal Smith, Bernard Evans, Ron Homan, and Brad Harlow. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the building fund of Faith Baptist Church, 553 County Road 681, Saltillo, MS 38866. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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