Mitchell Alan Spears

Published 7:18 am Friday, October 14, 2016

Mitchell Alan Spears

Mitchell Alan Spears, age 64, of Montevallo, passed away at home with his family on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

He was born in Philadelphia, Miss., to James Kenneth Spears and Plumer Lee DeWeese Spears. During his senior year at Montevallo High School, he was proud to be FFA President and Southern Regional Winner, 1969.

Mitchell served in the US Marine Corps from 1970 until his honorable discharge in 1976. He graduated from the University of Montevallo, Bachelor of Science on August 10, 1979, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law, May 23, 1982. He received The Supreme Court of Alabama Certificate of Admission, Sept. 28, 1982; Admission to District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Dec. 3, 1982; Admission to Alabama State Bar Association, Sept. 28, 1982; American Bar Association, 1982; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1982 and served as President of the Shelby County Bar Association, 1998. He practiced law in Montevallo for 34 years.

He was a NRA lifetime member; lifetime member of Masonic Central Lodge #70, and member of American Legion Post #255 and Blue Star Salute of Alabama. He also served in the community on the Montevallo Zoning Board and Montevallo Park and Recreation Board. He was awarded Montevallo Business Hall of Fame Class of 2016 by the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce.

Mitchell loved God, and his hobbies included golf, playing pranks, and range shooting with his grandson. He was well loved by everyone, and exemplified a Christ-like love every day.

He was preceded in death his parents; and his special nephew, Steven C. Spears, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pleasia Fochtmann Spears; daughter, Audrey S. Chambers (Brad); grandchildren, Mitchell B. Chambers, Nola L. Chambers and Caleb L. Chambers (Katie); great-grandsons, Luke Chambers and Nix Chambers; brothers, Steven Carlyle Spears, Sr. (Donnie Sue), Eddie Wayne Spears (Maureen) and James Dennis Spears (Debbie); and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Special thanks to Southern Care Hospice Services, Tina Atchison, RN, and all who were so concerned about Mitchell.

His celebration of life will be held Monday, Oct. 17 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). Visitation will begin at noon, with his service to be held at 1 p.m. A committal service will follow at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at

“God bless the children.” –Mitchell Spears