Drake Lamar Spears
May 5, 1998 - November 3, 2020
Drake Lamar Spears, age 22 and a resident of Pine, died early Tuesday morning November 3, 2020 following a tragic automobile accident near Amite. Drake was a 2016 graduate of Bowling Green School, where he was a standout member of the Buccaneer Football team. Drake was named an MPSA All-Star during his senior year and he had the opportunity to continue playing football for Maryville College in North Dakota. He was a great teammate and loved by all his coaches. He was also loved by all his teachers and classmates because of his kind-hearted, friendly nature that allowed him to always put others before himself. Drake currently was employed at Global Construction, working on pipelines, and he liked to stay physically fit by lifting weights and exercising almost daily. He was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church, where he trusted the Lord as a young boy, and was loved by all his church family. Drake enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, being at the river and spending time with his family, sisters and brothers, whom he loved dearly. He enjoyed listening to music and even played a little guitar with his buddies. Drake loved his many dogs, especially his German Shepard “Max”. He was taken to his Heavenly Home far too early but he left precious memories that will last a lifetime for all those that knew him.
He always said “I’m just a small town boy with Big Dreams” and he will always be remembered for the great person that he was.
Survived by: Parents: Tamica and Keith Estave, Gary Spears; Brothers: Chandler Spears, Brody Estave; Sisters and a Brother in law: Meredith Brooke King, Haley and Landon Jones; Grandparents: Glenda Edwards, Randy and Cathy Martin, Cindy Spears, Bob and Hazel Estave; Great-grandmother: Irene Martin; Nephew and Nieces: DeVon King, Cambre Jones, Haddi Jones; Fiance’ and Step-son: Haven Overstreet and Riley Blackledge; His Fiance’s mother and family: Wendy Madden, Jamie Nelson and her children Kyle Scott, Gaelle Emmerlyn Nelson; Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Rusty Edwards, Leslie Spears, grandmother Cynthia Spears, great-grandmother Bonnie Jean Gerald, great-grandfather Johnny Martin, uncles Robert Estave, Jr. and Craig Estave, Sr.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church (27098 Hwy. 62, Franklinton) on Friday November 6th from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2:00 pm Friday with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Yancey Magee, Bro. Adam Luper, and Bro. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the New Gerald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lane Adams, Alex Goolsby, Cody Morris, Hunter Mulkey, Matt Pierce, Brody Schilling
Honorary Pallbearer is Dallas Magee