July 5, 1957 ~ October 8, 2021
Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN
Edward “Eddie” Hayes Spears
July 5, 1957 – October 8, 2021
This October 8, 2021, Eddie took his last breath, surrounded by his children.
Eddie was born in Indiana but grew up in Thompkinsville, KY. After finishing school Eddie moved back to Indiana to begin his life-long career in concrete with Beatty Construction. After a long, hard week of work, he never missed the opportunity to sing in the band at the local Honkey Tonk.
Eddie’s other hobbies include song writing, playing the guitar, riding horses, watching NASCAR and having an ice cold drink while spending time with family and friends reminiscing about the “Good Ol’ Days”.
Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Margie Schmidt; and by his brother, Herbert “Chip” Schmidt; and his sister, Elaine “Aunt Momma” Headrick.
Edward is survived by his children, Edward “Eddie” Spears and Jackie Elaine; his grandchildren, Emma Spears, Tyler Spears, Meghan Holbrook and Caleb Holbrook; sister, Joyce Vanderpool; nieces, Leann Bray, Morgan Bryant-Spalding, and Paula Adams; and nephews, Timmy Adams and Jesse Headrick.
Visitation will be from 12pm to 1pm on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a service to start at 1pm. Burial to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his children to help with funeral expenses.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.
The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services
RIP Eddie. When you let it show, you had a heart of gold.
Regina Brown forever I’m my heart
We love you Uncle Eddie.
You will be greatly missed! Love you Uncle Eddie!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends….RIP Eddie
Love you grandpa. Rest in heaven
You’ll always be with me in my heart I’m going to miss you so much I love you brother rest in heaven peacefully
Uncle Eddie you left me to soon.. I don’t understand why you didn’t wait for me we had a good 5 months I’ll truly miss you so much. Your special one
Eddie was a great guy, heart of gold. I remember listening to him and Gina play the guitar and all the laughs. Eddie you will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend.
Rest In Peace, sweet cousin.
Rest In Peace Eddie Hayes I bet daddy an Moma uncle herb an aunt Margie an popa ermon an mammy Rosie was waiting on you an uncle Reggie an aunt Betty was there to I know Elaine an Chippy was proud to see big brother to rest easy time to be happy Eddie we love an we will never forget you
Uncle Eddie I sure will miss the heck out of you. Please tell my momma, Grandma Margie, Papa Herb and Uncle Chippy that I love them and miss all of them very much.
Rest In Peace Eddie.
You will be missed.
Your friend, Brandon
U will be missed
Grandpa, I wish we had more time to get to know each other. I know you were a great man. I can tell you this, we are alike in many ways, because I am just like my mom. Rest in peace grandpa, god received another angel.❤️