Carl R Spear Funeral Home Honored to be Selected as the
2022 Legacy Award Winner
Since 1963, Carl R Spear Funeral Home has been committed to serving the community with dignity and respect. Over the years Carl has continued to improve his professional services and the funeral home facility. “We are proud to serve Bruceton Mills and all of the surrounding communities”, stated Carl Spear, owner.
“Legacy is a powerful word and aspiration. A “Legacy Business” is defined as a business that is a long standing, independent enterprises that makes a strong contribution to their community. They are a special and unique part of their county’s history. The Carl R Spear Funeral Home fits this description perfectly. We celebrate Carl Spear and his legacy of 59 years in business and service to the Preston County community. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and commitment to the people of Preston County,” stated Kristy Ash, Chamber Executive Director.
While attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Carl lived and worked at a funeral home in Pittsburgh, PA until 1961. Upon graduation, he completed his requirements for licensure in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Carl recalls the most memorable and exciting time in his career back in 1963 when he returned to his childhood home and purchased the Earl G. Harned Funeral Home in Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV. “After school and some time in the Army, I was ready to start my career,” Carl stated. With the assistance of his parents and family, he opened the Harned Memorial Funeral Home for business on August 15, 1963. Two years later he changed the name to the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home.
Carl R. Spear is a full-time owner and licensee in charge of the funeral home. He is assisted by his son, Mark, a licensed funeral director and his wife Carol.
“Many thanks to Spear Funeral Home for the many years that you have served the Bruceton community and Preston County at large. Carl’s commitment, dedication, and passion that he has for the people in our communities is truly remarkable. Congratulations on being selected this year’s Legacy Business of the Year. Well Deserved,” stated Tim Wotring, Chamber Board VP
Carl is a member of the National Funeral Directors’ Association, The West Virginia Funeral Director’s Association, the Bruceton Mills Community Lions Club and the Preston County Chamber of Commerce.
“I am very honored to have been selected as the 2022 Legacy Award winner after 59 years in business and I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Preston County Chamber of Commerce. I am very proud to be a Chamber member,” said Carl. “I would also like to thank my wife Carol and my son Mark, a licensed Funeral Director who works with me.”
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