Billy Eugene Spears, 88, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at a local hospital. He was a security watchman for Van Buren Glass Plant and widower of Nellie Roam.

Graveside service was Oct. 20 at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Anderson of Fort Smith and Donna Crocker of Ozark; two sons, Billy Spears of Van Buren and Randy Spears of Fort Smith; a sister, Mary Johnston of Mustang, Okla.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.