Sleep well: Giant in the mattress industry, Terry Spears passes but his business lives on

In this 2009 file photo, Terry Spears stands next to a new quilting machine.

Sleep well: Giant in the mattress industry, Terry Spears passes but his business lives on

Frankie Beck still has some gold trophies from his father-in-law Terry Spears in his office.

Sleep well: Giant in the mattress industry, Terry Spears passes but his business lives on

Frankie Beck, the CEO of Heritage Sleep, holds up a framed newspaper article about one of the Spears Mattress facility dedications.

Sleep well: Giant in the mattress industry, Terry Spears passes but his business lives on

Heritage Sleep has a number of in-house brands, like the Black Tie collection with names like Sinatra, Martin and Gatsby.

Sleep well: Giant in the mattress industry, Terry Spears passes but his business lives on

Rolls of cotton batting are prepared to be added to the foam rectangles at Heritage Sleep. Once the process is complete the finished mattress goes out the door onto waiting trucks.

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