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Wayne L. Shearer

A celebration service for the life of Wayne L. Shearer, 72, Johnson Drive, Ormond Beach, who went home to Heaven on Tuesday, will be Friday, September 8, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of the Pinello Funeral Home, 1036 Derbyshire Rd., Daytona Beach, with Dr. Ron Fussell, pastor, Lighthouse for Christ Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 p.m. until service time. Mr. Shearer was born in Frankfort, Ky., and moved to this area in 1970 from Kentucky. Mr. Shearer was retired as a civil engineer and then worked with his wife Mary of Mary's Bookkeeping and Tax Service of Holly Hill. Mr. Shearer was a Korean conflict veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1590, Daytona Beach, and the American Legion Post 1120 and the DAV Post 84, both of Holly Hill, and past chef DeGar of the 40/8. He was past commander of Post 50 from 1974 to 1976. He also was a 50-year member of the Mason Hiram Lodge #4, Frankfort, the Scottish Rite Mason of Orlando, the York Rite Mason, Daytona Beach, and the Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, and a member of Sheppards Chapel in South Carolina. Mr. Shearer was a commissioned Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR and watching TV poker. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Shearer, who passed away in May. Other survivors include his daughter, Theresa Newton; his son, Karlton Wayne Shearer; three sisters, Anita Burke, Judy Jones and Billie Reinhardt; four grandchildren, Jonathan A. Newton, Christopher Loiacono, Michael W. Shearer and Kyle M. Shearer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse for Christ Ministries, 1247 Center St., Holly Hill, FL 32117. Services entrusted to Pinello Funeral Home.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Sept. 7, 2006
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