Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

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Carl "Eddie" Edgar Spearen II

March 12, 1947February 24, 2020

Carl Edgar Spearen II (aka Eddie, Big Ed, Big Egg) and various other names left this earth on Monday afternoon, February 24, 2020 in true fashion of surprise. This is not a prank.

The first born of Carl and Pet Spearen came into this world on March 12, 1947 wide-eyed and full of himself. He was the master prankster and entertainer from a child on East Bank’s football field to a football and basketball player for Cedar Grove High School. He married Dorothy Madonna Kaye Tucker from Ward, WV and they brought Carl Edgar Spearen III (Rowdy), Reese Todd Spearen (passed away June 16, 2006) and Shellie Lynn Spearen James into the world, moving them at their early ages to the family farm at Cassidy Branch, Fayette County.

Eddie was a coal miner, produce peddler, and he and Dorothy were the proud owners & operators of the notorious Pines. Many family memories were made there and at the annual Labor Day parties at their home. As life slowed down through retirement and aging Eddie’s health declined as well.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son, Rowdy; his daughter, Shellie; grandchildren: Mallory, Amber, Levi, and Brianna; great-grandchildren: Eden, Harlan, Sue, and Landon; sisters: Pam Spearen Mullins, Susan Spearen, and Barbee Spearen Sigman; and his brother, Gregg Spearen. He leaves a legacy of a legend of fast cars, pool halls, cartwheels, and laughs. We all shall miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at the family cemetery at Cassidy Branch.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral at the funeral home on Friday. For those wishing to express condolences to the Spearen family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Spearen family.



  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2020


  • Burial


Carl "Eddie" Edgar Spearen II

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John whited

February 28, 2020

I was two years ahead of Eddie and played football and basketball with Eddie. Basketball practice with Eddie was hard...he could steal the ball from you with his fast hands and getting so close to floor. He always called me "Nubbin" and when I graduated in May 1963, I could hear someone hollowing "Nubbin" when my name was called and it had to be Eddie. Eddie treated me to 10 hot dogs in August 1962 from his Dad's restaurant in Shrewsbury. I live in Layton, Utah now. (801) 425-8109

Hester King

February 27, 2020

Awe, I met this sweet funny full of life and laughter when I worked at Balls Grocery. I got to experience that family music fun and entertainment. Was a pleasure. R.I.P thank you for your friendship and memories.

Patricia Sitler

February 27, 2020

I was not blessed to have met this wonderful man, but have heard wonderful stories of his kindness and his humor. Prayers for his wonderful sisters, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing. Prayers for all the family. RIP big Ed

Ron Greenleaf

February 27, 2020

To Eddie’s Wife & Children, to all Spearen Family & friends: When I came home (here in Utah) Wednesday afternoon & saw the look on my wife Frankie’s (Spearen) face, while she was talking to one of her beloved cousins Pam, I could see the hurt & emotion she was feeling... Then Frankie told me of Eddie‘s sudden passing...Even though I’ve only taken one trip ( for Labor Day, Yeah!!!, years ago now, it seems) from Utah with Frankie, (older sister) Cheryle & GARY, back to your beautiful West Virginia, I STILL have such fond memories (that seem so real to me, as if it could’ve been yesterday) of first meeting Eddie, of the almost immediate acceptance, and love that I felt from Eddie, as if I’d been a lifelong member of the Spearen‘s. I remember meeting his beautiful family he & his bride created, and how proud they were to introduce their family to me. It was so touching, it left an impression that’s still is in my heart today...Frankie was so proud to show off (to me) her father, Horace’s side of her family, & I was so impressed by the entire family that Uncle Carl, Aunt Pet, & Eddie introduced me to during my 3 days there, visiting the Cottle Reunion, & the MANY memories that they created for, not only me, that particular year, but have so generously created for each & every one of you lucky people there in West Virginia. You each made me feel LIKE A KING during that visit! ((As does PAM, when I answer the phone, she will say, in her very best upbeat West Virginia twang: “is this FRANKIE’S MAN!?!” )) I will never forget THE Eddie Spearen that I got to know over my short 3 days with he & his family., nor will I ever forget his “Spearen Generosity” & true love I saw him (& ALL THE SPEAREN CLAN) offer to us, & all of his friends.” ... Love you guys! Wish we could be there to celebrate Eddie’s life with each of you. Thank you Eddie for gracing our lives. Peace be with you brother. Ron Greenleaf (“in Utah”)💕

Gerald Sigmon

February 27, 2020

I remember Eddie when I was a Boy Scout den leader for his cub scout group in Cedar Grove. We were collecting copper for money raising project. We were in the process of burning the plastic coating off the copper wiring we had collected and Eddie dumped a box of brand new copper coated blasting caps on the wire grill. I was smart enough to grab them off the grill before mayhem developed. I never figured out for sure whether he really knew the danger, because when I lectured him he simply sheepishly grinned.

Later in life, when I was a beer distributor in Fayette County, Eddie became a close friend both in his produce business, and later when he opened the Pines. I loved the man for his good humor , his friendship, and his ability to always operate outside the boundaries. He will be missed.

Karen Hustead McNeer

February 26, 2020

Eddie lived down the street from us in Cedar Terrace. I remember Eddie running onto the field in street clothes at a football game, grabbed the football and ran down the field. I don't think that they let us keep the 6 points. RIP Eddie.

Chris ayersman

February 26, 2020

My friend. You are with Pete Rule now , have fun like we did
back in the day.

Your Friend, Chris.

Diana Meadows

February 26, 2020

Everyone loved Eddie. He could make everyone laugh.
He will be missed by many people.
Love and prayers for Dorothy and all of the family.
Love you Dorothy
Diana and Bill Meadows

Wanda Pigott (Anderson)

February 26, 2020

Eddie was an entertaining guy at Crdar Grove schools from early in his life to late in his life. I’m so glad I got to see him last year at our school reunion. Dorothy and family you have my sincere sympathy. Wanda

Charlotte Patterson

February 26, 2020

Fond memories of Eddie and the Pines. Loved seeing his dancing and cartwheels. He was a "Hoot", everyone loved Eddie. You will be missed Eddie, by many.
My prayers and well wishes go out to Dorothy and his family.
Thank you Eddie for all the laughs !!!