William John Lear

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William John Lear
BEECH ISLAND, SC - Mr. William John Lear, 78, of Beech Island, died September 2, 2015. Born May 30, 1937 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Faye Lear, and his parents, William R. Lear and Elizabeth Dunlap Lear.
He moved to the Beech Island area 26 years ago from Texas while employed with Ebasco. He became a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, where he was active for many years.
He was a Mason for more than 35 years. William, "Bill", enjoyed working around the house, repairing and tinkering with various projects, and reading. He also enjoyed traveling to visit relatives and his children, playing cribbage, and raising dogs, specifically, St. Bernard's and Siberian Huskies.
He will be deeply missed by his children: son, Christopher Lear and his husband Chris Tucker; daughter, Elizabeth Peterson; son, Kevin Lear; son, William Lear, Jr. and his wife, Barb; daughter, Charlie Kollewe and her husband, David; his children's mother and former wife of 27 years, Margaret-Mary Lear; his siblings: sister, Terry Lazar and her husband, Jeff; sister, Lee Sarles and her husband Harvey; brother, John Lear; and sister, Maggie Creveling and her husband, Mark; and his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 NOON, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Our Lady of the Valley. The family will receive friends from 11:15 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, PO Box 419, Gloverville, SC 29828.
Arrangements by Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, SC.
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3464 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
(803) 593-8778
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 8, 2015