Jerry Carlton Spearman, Sr., 63, resident of 403 Starboard Tack, husband of Myra Rucker Spearman, died August 19, 2006 at his home. Born in Anderson County, August 3, 1943, he was a son of Gladys Bagwell Spearman and the late J.C. Spearman. He was a 1965 graduate in Civil Engineering of The Citadel and later received his MBA Degree in Civil Engineering 1982. Mr. Spearman was a US Air Force Veteran and served as an A-7 Fighter Plane Pilot in the South Carolina Air National Guard. A business owner and real estate developer, he formerly co-owned and operated Stoney Point Golf Community. He was currently serving as chairman of the board of commissioners of the Greenwood Metropolitan Sewer System and was an active member and former President of the Greenwood County Board of Realtors. A member of the First Baptist Church, he was also a member and former teacher of the Bowers Sunday School Class. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and mother of Piedmont are three sons, Jerry Carlton, Jr and wife Liz Spearman of Greenwood, Cary and wife Cyndi Spearman of Greenville, NC and James and wife Leigh Ann Spearman of Surfside Beach. Two step-sons, Dwight Thomas of Surfside Beach and Derek and wife Kerri Thomas of Easley. A step-daughter, Terri and husband Troy Cross of Gainsville, GA. Twin brother, James B. and wife Janis Spearman of Pickens and brother, William I. and wife Nancy Spearman of Greer; two sisters, Linda McLeod of Florence and Mary Ann and husband Don Barnette of Piedmont. Eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Hopkins and Rev. Ray Ridgeway officiating. Burial will be in White Planes Baptist Church Cemetery near Pelzer. Pallbearers will be Jerry Timmons, John Sheffield, Dr. O.T. Williard, John Steele, Charlie Herndon and Heath Davis. The body is at BLYTH FUNERAL HOME and will be placed in the church at 1:00 PM Monday. The family is at the home in Stoney Point and will receive friends in the church narthex from 1:00 to 3:00 Monday afternoon. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/20/2006.
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