Charles Shearer

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Shearer, Charles Justin

Charles Justin Shearer, age 32, was born on December 2, 1984 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday June 7, 2017 in Hendersonville, NC. He spent his youth in Rapid City, SD, Albuquerque, NM & Tsukuba, Japan. Justin is survived by the love of his life, Erin Zisser of Arden, NC, his loving parents Patricia W. and David Gillespie of Council Bluffs, IA, and Charles and Joyce Shearer of Albuquerque, NM, his Nana Lola M. Shearer, his aunts & uncles Laura & Leo Vrettos, Robert & Celina Watson, Nancy and Jeff Dorenfeld & step-brothers & sister James Castro, Jeremy Castro, Jennifer Gillespie & Chase (Jennifer) Gillespie, 5 cousins & 1 niece. He also leaves behind Erin's family whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles K. Shearer, Robert Watson & Elaine Watson. He leaves behind hundreds of friends around the world & his Wicked Weed Brewery "family".

To say Justin embraced life to its fullest is a great understatement. He attacked life with much enthusiasm and energy. His eclectic interests and kindness allowed him to make new friends wherever he went. His passions included his family, friends, the Boston Red Sox, cooking, craft beer in general and Wicked Weed in particular, music (as a musician and fan), art, movies, and the great outdoors. He considered the Jemez Mountains to be his church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Justin's name to an animal rescue organization of your choice. A celebration of Justin's life is planned for September in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hopefully, this will be as unique and original as Justin. Please check Facebook sites of friends and family for details.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 9, 2017