Ken Spears

  • Born: March 12, 1938
  • Died: November 6, 2020
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Scooby-Doo co-creator

Ken Spears was a TV writer and producer best known for co-creating Scooby-Doo. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Who did not watch and love Scooby-Doo for that time period. The two men who created the iconic Scooby-Doo cartoons did something very special. To Mr Spears family I offer my extreme condolences. The two men legacy will definitely live on.

Posted by Lindsey - IL   November 30, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful TV writer and producer Mr. Ken Spears fine comfort with you during this difficult time in your lives. We enjoyed many of his created cartoons. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives. Thank you for Mr. Ken Spears' contribution to our fan-favorite Hanna-Barbera Productions animated series TV shows.

Posted by Tony - DC   November 26, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2020

My condolences to the family and fan of Ken Spears.

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   November 18, 2020

Kevin, Chris, and all Family,
We send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Spears family during this challenging time. Ken Spears will surely be missed by all who loved him. Thank you, Mr. Spears, for the memories and the many iconic cartoons that lifted the spirits of people the world over. I remember when Scooby-Doo premiered and I loved watching it. I loved Scooby-Doo’s antics, many personality traits, and his favorite “Ruh Roh”. Your legacy continues because we are still watching some of those cartoons on the Classic television stations. May your treasured memories provide comfort for you. May prayers strengthen you and God’s loyal love always comfort and sustain you. Psalm 23

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020


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Posted by LAURA ANN JASWELL - NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI   November 16, 2020

With heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God of tender mercies comfort the family and close friends of Ken Spears now and in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss I loved some Scooby-Doo

Posted by Genella Chavis - Burlington, NC   November 15, 2020

Scooby Doo was such a part of my childhood, it was so much fun, great memories. My deepest condolences to the Spears family, may God be with all of you at this very difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Spears family, so very sorry for your loss. Ken was such an incredible writer that brought joy and smiles to so many, he will be missed.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2020

My deepest Sympathy to the family. My son would be devastating as he was a huge fan of Scooby. He committed suicide in July. Hopefully they will unite in heaven. I am so sorry for his loss. RIP Ken. His name was Craig and his picture is below.

Posted by Mary Wickus    November 12, 2020

R.I.P legend

Posted by Daniel Brambila - Friend   November 12, 2020


He will be missed. Im 58 and I still in joy Scooby Doo.

Posted by Kathy Evans - Bever Dam, WI   November 12, 2020

Rest in Peace. You'll always be remembered in my household.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, Scooby Doo was everyone’s favorite cartoon for decades every Saturday morning. Deepest condolences to the Family. May The Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your grieving hearts with His peace during this time of sorrow. Ken will be missed but oh what a legacy he leaves behind to never be forgotten.

Posted by BRY    November 12, 2020

What an amazing talent to create such long lasting characters that so many have come to love. He will be missed. Sincerest condolences to the Spears family, may God be with you all.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2020

Posted by Carol Sivadge - TX   November 11, 2020

My condolences to his friends and his family he will always be part of History he made an extraordinary series of wonderful stories and Scooby-Doo and other things that he did and help this community he will go down in history be rest in peace

Posted by David P Call - Coworker   November 11, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of a very talented cartoonist. I grow up watch that cartoon and now my grandkids watch it. He will be missed by all his fans.

Posted by A friend   November 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Spears.May the God of tender p mercies comfort you and strengthen you at this difficult time.

Posted by Maru - Neighbor   November 11, 2020

The Spears family has my deepest condolences. Ken did a wonderful job of co-creating one of my favorite cartoons and I still watch Scooby-doo! He is definitely a legend and will never be forgotten. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to receive the love and support that you need during this difficult time and always. Ken is definitely in God's memory!

Posted by Jenee    November 11, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   November 11, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Ken. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

Posted by LeeRoy    November 11, 2020

To the family and fans of Ken Spears. May the God of comfort and peace strengthen you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell    November 11, 2020

My condolences go out the the family and friends of this very talented and gifted man that gave so many of us pleasure growing up watching Scooby Doo!

Posted by Candace Lepow - Racine, WI   November 11, 2020


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   November 11, 2020

Add your message here You will be missed by me and my family i loved the mysteries I would come home from school and watch the shows I'm crying for you and loved the crazy your the one that got me to love dog's rest in peace I'll see you when I get to Heaven because that's were you are my favorite cartoon ❤

Posted by Marilyn Pendleton - Wind Gap, PA   November 11, 2020

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Our condolences and love to all the family.

Posted by Robin, Cheryl and family( Elaine Spears Horowitz daughters) Robin Genna/ Cheryl Plonsky - Delray Beach, FL - family   November 11, 2020

Rest in peace one of my favorite cartoon growing up thank you for putting a smile on my face every Saturday morning Scooby Doobie Doo

Posted by Regina Greeo - OBurg, SC   November 10, 2020

Scooby was such a lovable character. Your work brought a lot of joy to a lot of people, Ken. Rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2020

Many wonderful and enjoyable
Hours watching Scooby Doo.
RIP Mr. Ken

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2020


Dear Spears Family Rory and Faith/Marques express our condolences's on the loss of Ken spears.and may he rest in faith/rory/marques

Posted by faith/rory/marques tobin/dockett/hicks - Newton Centre/brighton/matta, MA - acquaintance   November 10, 2020


Godspeed Ken, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the laughs and entertainment. Unforgettable.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 10, 2020



Posted by Bobby Hill - Saginaw, MI - friend   November 10, 2020

Scooby-Doo was one of my favorite cartoon when I was growing up very sorry for your loss

Posted by Irene c Morrison - Pittsfield, MA   November 10, 2020

Rut Ro . RIP Ken . Thanks for entertaining us with laughs and all the hidden messages

Posted by Greg Williams    November 10, 2020

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