Merton Spear of Peachtree City


Merton “Mert” Spear of Peachtree City, Ga. was born September 2, 1927 in Augusta, Maine.  The Lord called him to his heavenly home on April 2, 2016.

He was a loving husband and devoted father of three children. He served in the Army during WWII and worked for Xerox as a design engineer, receiving six U. S. patents. His service for the Lord included starting both a church bookstore and a translator radio station.  He also served on the board of the Mars Hill Network.

He will be deeply missed by those who love him, including many friends; his wife, Bertha; daughter Sharon and Dave Salzmann and their two children Jonathan (Betsy) Salzmann and Jared Salzmann; son Kevin and Deanne Spear and their five children Michelle, Jordan, Parker, Madi, and Monica; daughter Pam and John Collins and their three children Tyler (Michelle) Collins (children Miles and Cooper), Brandon (Megan) Collins (children Jacey and Simon) and Janelle Collins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City, Ga.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City –