John Charles Sears

Sunday, April 14, 2013

John Charles Sears, 80, of Fillmore, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Born Nov. 4, 1932 in Putnam County, he was the son of John Charles and Ethel Rebecca (Boatright) Sears and was a graduate of Fillmore High School. He married Beverly M. (Liptrap) Sears and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2011.

John was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He had farmed and worked in accounting at IBM for 27 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Masonic Temple Lodge, and past president of the S.A.R.

Survivors include his children, John Chester Sears and Rebecca "Becky" Sears, both of Greencastle, and Charles "Chuck" Sears and wife Alison of Westfield; six grandchildren, John Joseph Sears, Sarah Sears, Scott Sears, Megan Sears, Morgan Sears and Savanna Sears; a great-grandson, John Christopher Sears; and a sister, Ann Ellen (Don) Austin of Crawfordsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Paul Champion officiating. Interment with military rites will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the funeral home with a Masonic Lodge Memorial service to be held at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 110 S. Indiana St., Greencastle, IN. 46135.

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