Words can not express the deepest sympathy I feel from learning of Mr. Sears passing. He was a passionate and warm person. We were very close and shared a lot of good times and conversations together. Not only was he like a father to me but a grandfather to my children. He will be greatly missed. We stayed in contact after I moved to GA for the past 10 years. We were like family. He truly loved his kids. His kindness excelled beyond expectations, he was a great teacher and a good listener. I really loved him and will miss him a lot, we took a lot of trips together. He was my best friend and confidant. My family wishes to express our sincere heart-felt condolences. I know he is in heaven. May God strengthen your family.