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Ezra T. Shearin


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Ezra T. Shearin Obituary
After a long battle with health, Ezra T. Shearin passed away November 6, 2010. He was born on February 5, 1920 in Littleton, North Carolina and lived there helping to support his family by hunting and fishing until going away to fight for his country in World War II where he served in the tank division under George S. Patton at The Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he and his brother roamed the states working as lumberjacks and miners. He met Opal in Texas and they married in 1948. They moved to Wyoming where Ezra was a telegrapher for the Union Pacific. In 1952 they moved to Bishop, CA where Ezra owned a gas station and later was with the Department of Water & Power. They finally settled in Southern California in the late 1950s first in Lawndale, then Redondo Beach and later in Torrance. He continued his long tenure and retired with the Department of Water & Power. Ezra was preceded in death by his son, Floyd, and his daughter, Laura. He is survived by his wife, Opal; children, Roy, Nathan, and Maryla; grandchildren, Richard and Amber, great-grandson, JJ; as well as five great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He is fishing with Jesus now. Services will be held on November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, Redondo Beach. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please use this website, www.lafuneral.com to send thve family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 15, 2010
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