James "Jim/Jimmy" Dale Spears

January 2, 1935January 7, 2013

James “Jim/Jimmy” Dale Spears. Jim, 78, passed away on January 7, 2013. He was born in Ranger, Texas, January 2, 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Euletha. Jim is survived by his wife, Sherry; daughters, Carla, Amanda (Mandy), Erinn and her husband Harvey Hetzel, Jr.; and son, James Devin; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and siblings, Norman and Billy and their wives LaNell and Veta.

Jim graduated from the University of Texas (1958) with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Business. Jim worked for several companies including Southern Union Gas, Bowen Industries, Inc., and retired from Way Engineering in December 2006, after 22 years of service.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Jim loved fishing; watching birds and squirrels in his backyard. He will be remembered for his smile and great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.

His final days were made comfortable by his amazing caregivers, Siu and Stephanie, with Houston Hospice at Grace Care Center.

A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Houston SPCA on Portway Drive.


  • Memorial service Saturday, February 2, 2013

James "Jim/Jimmy" Dale Spears

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Terry Morton

May 25, 2013

Jim really touched my life.

Terry morton

February 2, 2013

Jim was a very good friend of mine at Way Engineering as two former "longhorns." Got a lot of advice from him on the latest investment opportunities in the stock market..Good memories. Dan Florence

February 1, 2013

Jim and I worked closely for many years at Way Engineering. It was indeed a pleasure knowing him. If I can ever be of assistance to you please let me know.Very best wishes.
Noel Ducran.

Kathleen Oden

January 22, 2013

Sherry, I am praying for you and your family.
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
NUMBERS 6:24-26

Sandy and Steve Lentz

January 22, 2013

It was a privilege to have Jim as a neighbor and enjoy his advice and outlook on live. We will miss him.

Jeanaturtle Glasgow

January 21, 2013

Great pictures. I love you Sherry take care of yourself. You two made some great memories.

January 17, 2013

Sherry, thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures with us. I would love to catch some of those fish. Thinking of you, Pam Moore