Wallace E. Bearse
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Leicester - Wallace E. Bearse 84, of Leicester, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013.
Mr. Bearse was born October 12, 1928 in Arlington, VA., and was a resident of Leicester the past 12 years coming from Warren, Michigan.
An avid outdoorsmen, Wallace loved hunting with his sons; he was a teacher all of his life and in 1970, named Outstanding Educator of America, as well as being Michigan Teacher of the Year on 3 separate occasions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon C. and Grace E. (Crocker) Bearse, his brother Ramon and his sister Barbara.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Betty A. Caldwell Bearse; daughters, Brenda Bearse, of California, Linda Sobiesiak, of Marshall, Laura Stern, of Michigan; sons, Ramon, of Leicester and Phillip, of Michigan.
A Memorial Service will be held 7:30 PM Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Home, with Reverends Jimmy Dean Hensley and Jim Crayton officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 - 7:30 PM service time.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 10, 2013