Michael F. Spears, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on the 18th of November 2023. Michael was a lifelong resident of Victoria being born on March 22, 1955 to Arthur A. and Katherine Raab Spears.
He worked as a systems administrator for the Dewitt Lavaca Special Education Cooperative and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.
Michael is survived by his wife, Diana Spears of Victoria; daughter Teresa Ann (Michael) Castenada; sons James Luke Spears, Michael Edward Spears all of Victoria; step-daughter Carrie (Alex) Sumrall of California; step-son Samuel A. Sumrall of Buda; brothers, John Spears, Greg Spears, David Spears; one grandson Ethan Castenada and one on the way.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by a sister Katherine Spears and a brother Arthur V. Spears.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 4-6 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 6 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2 pm on Wednesday with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
In loving memory of Michael Spears whose life was a beautiful symphony of passion and curiosity. A seasoned musician, he toured the country in his youth as the keyboard virtuoso for the band Bitter Creek and later discovered a profound love for the fiddle, founding the magazine iFiddle.com to connect with the world's best fiddlers. Michael's insatiable curiosity led him to continually learn new skills, a testament to his adventurous spirit. Devoted to his family and faith, he crafted unforgettable moments through his entertaining spirit and culinary talents, always seeking to enhance their lives. Michael's legacy is one of love, laughter, and a soundtrack of cherished memories.
To share a fond memory visit www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.
Teresa Ann Casteneda and husband MichaelDaughter and Son-In-Law
James Luke SpearsSon
Michael Edward SpearsSon
Carrie Sumrall and husband AlexStep-daughter and Son-In-Law
Samuel A. SumrallStep-son
DanielGrandson to be born soon
Arthur A. SpearsFather (deceased)
Katherine Raab SpearsMother (deceased)
Katherine SpearsSister (deceased)
Arthur V. SpearsBrother (deceased)