Carl Edgar Spearen II
FAYETTEVILLE - Carl Edgar Spearen II, (aka Eddie, Big Ed, Big Egg) and various other names left this earth on Monday afternoon, February 24, 2020 in true fashion of surprise. This is not a prank.
The first born of Carl and Pet Spearen came into this world on March 12, 1947 wide-eyed and full of himself. He was the master prankster and entertainer from a child on East Bank's football field to a football and basketball player for Cedar Grove High School.
He married Dorothy Madonna Kaye Tucker from Ward, WV and they brought Carl Edgar Spearen III (Rowdy), Reese Todd Spearen (passed away June 16, 2006) and Shellie Lynn Spearen James into the world, moving them at their early ages to the family farm at Cassidy Branch, Fayette County.
Eddie was a coal miner, produce peddler, and he and Dorothy were the proud owners & operators of the notorious Pines. Many family memories were made there and at the annual Labor Day parties at their home. As life slowed down through retirement and aging Eddie's health declined as well.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son, Rowdy; his daughter, Shellie; grandchildren: Mallory, Amber, Levi, and Brianna; great-grandchildren: Eden, Harlan, Sue, and Landon; sisters: Pam Spearen Mullins, Susan Spearen, and Barbee Spearen Sigman; and his brother, Gregg Spearen.
He leaves a legacy of a legend of fast cars, pool halls, cartwheels, and laughs. We all shall miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at the family cemetery at Cassidy Branch.
The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral at the funeral home on Friday.
For those wishing to express condolences to the Spearen family, you may do so by visiting our website at
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Spearen family.
Published on February 25, 2020


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Rusty Stone
Feb 27, 2020
To Aunt Dorthy and family. I am so sadden about the loss of EDDIE he was a happy man in life. My condolences to the family I love you guys sorry it has been so long since we were visited ! John Daniels ask me to send his regards as well . God bless your family .🌹🌹🌹
Bob and Gloria Phalen
Feb 26, 2020
Dorothy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing, he will surely be missed by his family and many friends he leaves behind, may God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you strength during this difficult time. Our love and prayers!
Harold Goodman
Feb 26, 2020
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Eddie. He will be missed by his family and friends I am sure. He was my second cousin and we seldom saw him through the years. Prayers for the family.
L. B. and Sue Mayes
Feb 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. We, too, will miss the bearded one. We are unable to make it in at this time. Hope to see you folks soon, if not perhaps in mid July.

L. B.
Butch and Tracey Pack
Feb 25, 2020
We send our heart felt condolences and prayers to the family and friends may he Rest In Peace
Dallas O'Daniels
Feb 25, 2020
Pet was a bridesmaid for my Mother. So I have known Eddie from childhood. He was a known prankster. He will be missed. Thoughts with family.
Paul McKinney
Feb 25, 2020
God bless the family. I never knew Carl, however my Mother (Garnet) was a friend of Pet. Mom worked at the old R&O Grocery Store for "Dud"
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