Patsy (Pat) Ruth Spearman

Patsy Ruth Spearman
March 2, 1935 – March 9, 2020

Patsy (Pat) Spearman, 85, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Bryan. Her visitation will begin at 12 noon until the time of her service at 1:30 pm, Friday, March 13, 20020, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bryan City Cemetery; Pastor Tim Owens is officiating services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Patsy was born on March 2, 1935, outside of Commerce, Texas, to Leroy and Marie Covington Creekmore. The family moved often as her father sought work as a carpenter. In 1946, the family lived in Texas City and survived the blast that occurred at the nearby docks although the children in her school had to exit through the windows because the doors were jammed shut. Not surprisingly, the family moved again, this time back to a safer part of Texas in Ft. Worth.

Pat always did well in school and shortly after graduating from Ft. Worth Polytechnic High School, she and her sister, Vadie Mae Creekmore, met Bob and his cousin, Jerry Spearman, at a Walgreen’s Drug Store and Soda Shop. Within a year, the two sisters married the two cousins and began raising their respective families. Bob and Pat moved several times before settling in Bryan in 1959 where she and Bob began what would become “Spearman, Sears & Murphy,” a firm that designed and built homes and office buildings. She loved to sew, quilt, cook and entertain and they she and Bob hosted parties at their home. They also enjoyed vacationing in exotic places like Hawaii and the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico.

Coming from a poor background, Pat felt extremely blessed by the success of the business and always had a heart for children and those less fortunate than herself. She gave generously to Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, her church, and the Breckenridge Village in Tyler. She was always ready to help anyone who came to her in need.

Her parents and all of her siblings have preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Mark and wife Blair Spearman; her daughter, Virginia Murphy; her grandchildren, Jacob, William and Rebekah Spearman, Suzanne Morton, and Sarah Pitts; her great-grandchildren, Haley Bice, Alana Spearman, Jake Spearman, Michael and Daniel Morton, Alexa, and Jackson Pitts; and many great nieces and nephews.

Her family asked that memorial contributions be given to Completing The Task, Inc., Post Office Box 2777, Bryan, Texas 77805.

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  1. To Pat’s family I send love and prayers, as well as thanks for all the times I have been fortunate to share with Pat and your amazing family. You all are in my heart.
    Beth Moore, Indian Springs Village, Alabama

  2. One of my favorite people on the planet is gone from Earth but will always live in my heart. When she made chocolate pie, she always let me lick the bowl. Some of my earliest memories include her. She treated me like her own and made me laugh. My heart is with you all.

  3. I always loved Pat Spearman. She was a bigger than life personality with a heart to match. My sincere sympathy for her family and friends.

  4. A great lady- wonderful laugh- many memories-
    Pat & I always said, Bob and Jerry traded everything except for us—
    Cattle and land and still living in one of their homes-
    Prayers for the family

  5. To the family of a beautiful woman and dear friend, I give my sincere condolences and prayers. Mrs. Pat, was always loving and kind and although we were there to care for her; she was always concerned about you. That was just Mrs. Pat. She wanted to know did you eat or if you were hungry, or how you were feeling? Even if she wasn’t feeling well she would say she was. She wanted to make sure Daisy and her grands were all happy because family was her everything. A blessing to have met her.

  6. I always loved Pat, always a smile on her face and always looked at the bright side of life. Lots of good times were had when we volunteered at Still Creek Ranch. The kids always loved her. I know she will be missed by a lot of people. May she rest in peace.

  7. Mrs. Spearman was a lovely lady. Fearless, too. She was a favorite customer for many years. Sincere condolences to her family.

  8. Patsy Ruth [as Charles always called her] was our dearest friend, she was loved and will be truly missed; We made a donation to Completing the Task in her memory as she was always helping others.

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