Charles Franklin Spears of Joplin, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 in Miami after an illness. He was 75.

Mr. Spears was born April 7, 1932, in Hominy to Arthur Jefferson and Neler (Morris) Spears. He served in the Air Force and in the Army National Guard. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a surveyor for Alligier and Martin and Associates from 1963 to 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Darold William Spears of Grandview, Mo., and Steven Earl Spears of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, JaAnna Meador of Miami; three sisters, Bernice Strader of Blackburn, Okla., and Dorothy Hall and Mary Ruth Pogue, both of Cleveland, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Mary Francis Spears of Ponca City, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Boston Pool Cemetery in Cleveland, Okla.

Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.