Meet Bert Spearman
In the weeks leading up to the August 4 county election, we are using this space to honor officials who are not seeking re-election to their posts. We sincerely thank them for their service to Lawrence County.
Spearman was elected by the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners on January 5, 2010 to serve out a vacancy on the County Commission representing District 17. In the August 2010 County General Election, Spearman ran unopposed for a four (4) year term. In the August 2014 County General Election, Spearman ran with opposition from a local attorney, and won another four (4) year term. In the August 2018 County General Election, Spearman ran unopposed for another four (4) year term.
Spearman is a RETIRED Real Estate Broker, Master Auctioneer and Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Tennessee and Alabama. He has resided with his wife, Donna Kaye Dorsey Spearman, in Lawrenceburg for 56 years and they members of Calvary Hill Church of God. They have three children; Kerri Ann Little (deceased), Andy Spearman, who teaches musical string instruments and Debbie Scott, who teaches kindergarten at Ingram Sowell School. They also have eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Spearman is a certified graduate from Tennessee Real Estate Education System (TREES), noted nationwide as one of the best accredited providers for real estate brokers and appraiser training. He served on the Veterans Administration panel of appraisers for eleven southern middle Tennessee counties, and was also registered on the Federal Roster as a FHA Appraiser. He secured 60 hours of classroom study at the University of North Alabama, successfully passed the Federal Aviation exam and went on to become a licensed private pilot in 1993. Spearman is a member of the local Gideons Camp, and served as President from 2011 to 2013.