Updated Notice of Passing and Obituary: Richard "Rick" Spears - 8-24-2020

Brother Rick Spears, 65 years old and a Local 728 member since May 21, 1994 passed away on August 24th, 2020.

Richard Leslie Spears

SEPTEMBER 24, 1954 – AUGUST 24, 2020
Obituary of Richard Leslie Spears

Richard (Ricky) Leslie Spears, 65, passed away on August 24, 2020. He was a devoted son, fun-loving brother, and generous, kind friend to all. Born on September 24, 1954, he maintained many lifelong friends in his hometown of Scottsdale, AZ while he worked in film and television production in Burbank, CA.

Ricky is survived by his mother, Joan Spears, his siblings Shari (Andrew) Bombeck, Lawrence (Linda) Spears, Karen (Paul) Brown, and Laura Spears. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces, Margot (Stan) Boulanger-Wright, Simone Galaviz, Dominique (Andy Estrada) Boulanger, and Michael Bombeck; Kandace (Matthew) Copley; Nathan and Justin Hounshell; Alexander (Tish), Nicholas and Cassandra Brown; Natassia (Keith) Cummings and Rose Brenkus.

Ricky will be missed by many grand nieces and nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends, who valued his good cheer and who will cherish their memories of him. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Earl Leslie Spears, sister, Patricia Hounshell, and brother-in-law, Homer Hounshell.

Ricky grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated from Scottsdale High School. He liked to travel and especially loved his time spent on Hawaiian beaches and enjoying the California surf. He worked on movie and television productions for over 25 years, splitting his time between his beloved California beach days, and his friends and family in his hometown, Scottsdale. Ricky was a favorite uncle and made time for marriage celebrations and family birthdays. He always visited his mother Joan, taking her to lunch at her favorite burger place.

Ricky imagined himself as the next “Elvis” and always entertained us with his quips and quick smile. We will miss his sweet personality and will console ourselves with the many loving memories we all shared with him.

There will not be any immediate services, but family and friends will hold a celebration of his beautiful life at a later date to be announced.

Here is a link to that obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/burbank-ca/richard-spears-932...



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