William R. Shearer, Jr., 78, of Kittanning, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Kittanning, to the late Robert and Edna Shearer. He was a lifetime resident of the area. William was a retired "Millwright Local" and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Shearer; son, Bob (Melanie) Shearer, of Ohio; son, Steve Shearer, of Kittanning; sister, Peggy Craig, of Kittanning; ex son-in-law, Jim Cooper, of Kittanning; daughter, Brenda (Leroy) Beckett, of Kittanning; daughter, Deborah Cooper, of Kittanning; one nephew and one niece; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers-in-law, Butch Craig and Kenny Prugh, Jr.
Family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in the Snyder Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning, Pa. 16201, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Hill, of the Union Baptist Church, officiating.