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Rick L. Mears

Union City

Rick L. Mears, 60, of Union City, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Bronson At Home Hospice in Battle Creek.

A celebration of Rick's life will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation, located 3 miles east of M-66 on M-60, in Union City.  Pastor Martin Burdick from the Union City Wesleyan Church will officiate. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Lighthouse.

Ricky Lee Mears was born on January 22, 1955 to Justin L. and Bernadine (Preston) Mears in Coldwater, Michigan. He lived for several years in the Fulton and Vicksburg areas before moving to Union City. He graduated from Union City High School in 1973. He married Joyce E. (Everhart) Yeoman on February 14, 1990 in Union City.

Mr. Mears was best known in the area for buying and remodeling old homes. He took great pride in his carpentry work and loved to see a home brought back to life. When he was younger he worked for Swift/Eckrich in Quincy. After about 18 years there, he left to get involved in the agriculture community. He began working with Beck's Seed Company in 1999 and was currently serving as their district sales manager.

Rick is survived by his wife, Joyce, his children Shaun L. (Rachel) Mears and Cheryl (Kevin) Johns, all of Union City, his brothers Justin L. (Wanda) Mears of Battle Creek and Archie B. Mears, Sr. of Union City, his sister Alice (Herb) Corey of Union City, his step-children Heather (Rachel) Yeoman of IA and Stephen Yeoman of OH and his grandchildren; Chelsey Page, Mitchell Mears, Dean Mears, Bailey Mears, Meghan Mears, Nolan Loss, Seth Loss, Hunter Johns, Colton Johns, Nathaniel Jordan, Nicholas Jordan, Erica Jordan and Daniel (Serena) Yeoman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Justin L. Mears and Bernadine Hudson, and his sisters Barbara Frantz and Rose Whitmore.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Branch County Community Foundation to help build an amphitheater in Union City. Please visit www.lighthousefuenral.com to share memories, pictures and videos with the family.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on June 4, 2015
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