Frederick Lee "Freddy" Spears, age 58, of Beebe died February 11, 2013. He loved richly and deeply his family and his friends. Freddy was always available to lend a helping hand to those in need.

He is survived by his father, Fred Spears of Beebe; brothers, Greg of Memphis, Tennessee, Jim of Vilonia, Tim of Ward, Gary of Beebe; sister, Honey Jo Spears of Beebe; many nieces and nephews; close friend, Jeremy Marchant; and numerous family and friends.

Freddy is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Spears and Grandfather, Richard Gerome Bayles.

His family asks that memorials be made in his honor to carry on his caring and loving spirit; Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, Arkansas 72503, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203, Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1165, Searcy, Arkansas 72145, or Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72116.

A Memorial service will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday February 16, 2013, at The Ward City Hall Annex Building, 405 Hickory Street, Ward, Arkansas, 72176 with a time of fellowship and potluck to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Cremation arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home.