Donald Christopher Dear (1957 - 2013)

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Chris Dear


Donald Christopher Dear, 56, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Born in Greenville, SC on February 25, 1957, he was the son of the late Claude F. and Christine Watson Dear. Christ was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was the Owner-Operator of South-Atlantic Services, and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Brianne D. Callahan and her husband, Dustin, two grandsons, Davis Charles and Mills Christopher Callahan, all of Simpsonville, SC; a brother, Kenneth C. Dear, of Columbia, SC; sister-in-laws, Carol K. Dear, of Georgetown, SC and Marilyn M. Standridge, of Greer, SC; a brother-in-law, Bill Thompson (Sandra), of Gray Court, SC; friend and former wife, Lori H. Dear, of Simpsonville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Chris was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh W. Dear and Robert L. Dear, Sr., a sister, Mary E. Thompson, and a nephew, W. Wesley Thompson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at First Baptist Church Simpsonville. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm conducted by his nephew, Rev. C. Noel Dear.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Chris' memory to: Project Healing Waters, PO Box 695, LaPlata, MD 20646 (

Condolences may be expressed online at


Funeral Home
The Palmetto Mortuary
1313 Miller Rd Greenville, SC 29607
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Greenville News on May 5, 2013
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