Michael L. Spear

June 28, 2023

Longtime Frankfort resident, Michael L. Spear, 58, of Richmond, Ind., died June 28, 2023 at his home, unexpectedly.  He was born March 30, 1965 in Frankfort, Ind. to Charles O. “Chuck” and Phyllis I. (Conner) Spear.

Michael was a 1984 Frankfort High School graduate.  He lived most of his life in Frankfort prior to moving to Richmond last year.  He had formerly worked for Wesley Manor, the City of Frankfort, Zachary’s and for many years was a volunteer for the Hot Dog Festival. While living in Richmond, he worked for the Richmond Community Schools.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Frankfort and the American Legion Post 12 in Frankfort.  Mike enjoyed demolition derby’s and loved caring for his “grand-pups” for his daughters.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Green Lawn Cemetery at a later date.

Survived by:

3 Children: Molly (Ben) Nauman of Richwood, OH, Maggie (Max) Smith of Richmond, IN, Leigh Spear of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Brother: Bill (Jennifer) Spear of Crown Point, IN, 3 Grandchildren: Bruin, Annaleigh and Griffin Michael


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Michael L. Spear”

  1. Brian Nauman June 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Mike was a nice man. He will be missed by his family and friends. Prayers and hugs to the family.

    Brian and Belinda Nauman

  2. John and Beth Gwynn June 30, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    We always enjoyed visiting with Mike at family gatherings. He was a lovely man. You were lucky to have him to love. May God hold you close now as you mourn.

    • Sam and Teri Conner July 1, 2023 at 7:21 am

      We will miss his friendliness and his great sense of humor.

  3. Barbie Sullivan June 30, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Our sympathy and prayers to all your family. Mike was a friendly man who we know loved his family. We are so blessed to be apart of Molly’s family. He will be missed. Love, Randy and Barbie Sullivan

  4. Sharon Brooks June 30, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to you and family Max & Maggie.

  5. Travis and Gina Sheets June 30, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    We are so sadden to learn of Mike’s passing. He was such a kind, friendly and caring man. We enjoyed talking about faith and animals. May you find joy in the memories you have and comfort knowing he is smiling in Heaven.

  6. Randy June 30, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Went to Southside elementary was in Mike’s class every year, a heck of a good friend. He had a very kind heart towards everyone, very kind, you will be missed my friend, you’re in God’s arms now!

  7. Pam Ditson-McCall June 30, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Molly, Maggie and Leigh…your Daddy loved you so much…you were is greatest joy! I am holding you close to my heart and lifting you in prayer.

  8. Glenda Church July 1, 2023 at 2:50 am

    My heart goes out to the family. Especially, his children. God bless you all.

  9. Loretta Chambers July 1, 2023 at 5:51 am

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family. He was a sweet guy. He will be missed.

  10. Madeline Sanders July 1, 2023 at 9:16 am

    My condolences go his daughter their family and his brother and family. He was my husband best friend and was in my wedding. I’m sure Mike and Doug will meet up again and continue their trouble.

  11. Luke Eades July 1, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I remember lots of playing out on Ann Street. Prayers are with you all.

  12. Kathy Laird July 1, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Mike and his parents were our neighbors on Ann Street years ago. Always enjoyed talking to Mike. He was a great guy! Sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers for his family…
    Scott and Kathy Laird & family

  13. Margaret Bigham July 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    You will be missed by many and welcomed into your forever home by your parents, grandparents, family, and friends. Love you Mike.
    Your aunt Margaret Conner Bigham

  14. Jacque Douglas July 1, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    My condolences to Mike’s family. He was a student of mine in elementary school. He was good/natured and had a good sense of humor. I can still picture him with his sly little grin. May you, too, have fond memories of him to cherish.

    Jacque Douglas

  15. Beth Keeney July 1, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    So sorry to read about Mike. He had a big heart! May all the good memories help to ease your pain.

  16. Carla Williams July 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Mike was such a kind man. I’ve known him since grade school. He never seemed to meet a stranger, and there were times he talked to me all through Walmart.
    Rest in Peace Friend

  17. Jennifer Minor July 3, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Mike was a wonderful guy. He was so quick to help out and was so sweet. He talked to everyone and knew all of us. He will be greatly missed.

  18. Kris Curnutt July 4, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Was so saddened from learning of Mike’s passing. We graduated together and our 40th reunion is approaching, and I thought of anyone I wanted to reunite with the most, it was Mike. Mike, my cousin, my friend, I will forever miss you. Thank you for the wonderful times together, and the beautiful memories.
    With my deepest sympathy.

  19. Diana Stille July 4, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Dave and I lived next door to Michael and his family on Ann street. I was good friends with his mother Phyllis. Sorry to hear of his passing, prayers for his family! RIP Michael!

  20. Joe and Susan Ruch July 5, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Joe enjoyed getting to know Mike when he worked at the Parks Department. They continued their friendship after Mike moved to Richmond. He was a very sweet and kind man. May God bless your family at this time with the wonderful memories of him and may God grant you peace.

  21. Erica Baber July 9, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike several years at Wesley Manor. He always went above and be tons to help not only the residents, but also the coworkers. He was a good man and will be missed. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  22. Tra Cordova July 11, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    He was more than a custodian; He was more than just a man. He had a heart of gold which was full of love. He would always stop by my classroom at the end of the day just to talk. He would always make jokes with me and my Fiancé. He went above and beyond to let people know they were cared about. He would stop at nothing to provide assistance or help to anyone in need. We had a special bond. My students knew and loved Mr. Mike. he would come into our classroom and students would volunteer to stay after to help clean my room just to make his job easier.
    He would always ask how Melisa (My Fiancé) was doing as well as her parents. She even made him some sand(dirt) pudding that he enjoyed. We are blessed for his genuine presence in our lives. We already miss you Mr. Mike.

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