OBITUARY

William Ray Sears

May 23, 1950January 26, 2019
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William "Bill" Ray Sears, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his home in Apex, NC, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born May 23, 1950 in New Hill, raised in Duncan and was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He had a great passion for fishing and made countless friendships doing what he loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lacy Sears and sister-in-law, Cindy Sears.

Bill is survived by his mother, Doris Sears; wife of 35 years, Barbara Olive Sears; children, Joey Ferrell (Kim), Lorie Sears, Jason Sears (Jennie), Tori Porter and Melissa Sears; brothers, Calvin Sears (Brenda) and Mike Sears (Pam); eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, 600 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St, Apex, NC 27502.

Memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net

  • FAMILY

  • Bill is survived by his mother, Doris Sears; wife of 35 years, Barbara Olive Sears; children, Joey Ferrell (Kim), Lorie Sears, Jason Sears (Jennie), Tori Porter and Melissa Sears; brothers, Calvin Sears (Brenda) and Mike Sears (Pam); eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Lacy Sears and sister-in-law, Cindy Sears.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alex Brubaker
  • Dusty Brubaker
  • Jaret Sears
  • Josh Sears
  • Kyle Sears
  • Neal Sears
  • Zachary Ferrell, Honorary
  • Cody Obler, Honorary
  • Daniel Sears, Honorary
  • Tyler Sears, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Transitions Lifecare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, January 31, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Annette Williamson

February 1, 2019

Bill you will be missed by all of us at Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle.
REST IN PEACE BILL.

Jack and Betty Oldham

January 31, 2019

Barbara,Mike,Calvin and the entire Sears Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Bill. He was a fine man and will be truly missed. May God be with you all in this time of sorrow knowing He is in a better place.

Ruth and Jerry Bickley

January 30, 2019

Please know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you at his very difficult time. Love Always, Ruth and Jerry

mickie arnold

January 29, 2019

Lori and Jason I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a find man and a good Dad to both of you. If I can help you with anything I will be glad too. I will be praying for you during the very hard time. Love Mickie Arnold

Donna Holcomb-wood

January 29, 2019

Remember him very well.he was a kind man.loved all his family.worked in tobacco be with his family.

Mike and Vanessa Martin

January 28, 2019

God bless you all. His picture is exactly what we remember, him on the water. A great fishermen.

Ray Holt

January 28, 2019

Barbara Jo and entire family,
You all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was such a wonderful person, who never met a stranger that we are aware of, always welcomed you into his home, and knew everyone that you did....and their families. One of the fun, past times that Bill spent in our immediate family's life, was when he played softball in Duncan against our team. Regardless of who won the game, he was always a true sportsman, gentleman, and always shook your hand and had something to say that would put a smile on your face! He and Barbara Jo have always been a very important part of our family's life......always treating us like family, while reminiscing about the good old days that we all shared together. We will miss your smile, jokes, genuine compassion of others, and discussions about "what are the best sweets to eat"....and who makes them the best. Rest in Peace our dear friend; we know that you are indeed with our Lord and Savior. You have touched our lives in such a positive, loving way. Until we see you again..........
- Pete, Betty Jane & Ray

Gloria Grose

January 28, 2019

The Sears Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of kind man. Kind hearted, loving and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you in time of need. Barbara and Melissa , I love you guys, just know he is catching the big fish in the sky now.

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Biography

William "Bill" Ray Sears, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his home in Apex, NC, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born May 23, 1950 in New Hill, raised in Duncan and was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He had a great passion for fishing and made countless friendships doing what he loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lacy Sears and sister-in-law, Cindy Sears.

Bill is survived by his mother, Doris Sears; wife of 35 years, Barbara Olive Sears; children, Joey Ferrell (Kim), Lorie Sears, Jason Sears (Jennie), Tori Porter and Melissa Sears; brothers, Calvin Sears (Brenda) and Mike Sears (Pam); eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, 600 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St, Apex, NC 27502.

Memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net