Richard L. Shearer

April 29, 1924November 19, 2012

RICHARD L. SHEARER, 88, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Kingston at Dupont. He was born on April 29, 1924, in Van Wert, Ohio. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. He served in the Marines during World War II the Pacific Theater He retired in 1990 as owner of Shearer's Styling, in Riviera Shopping Center and had been a barber / stylist for over 54 years. Surviving are his son, Dennis L. Shearer of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janet A. Shearer and Penny (John) Wood, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Shawn (Kari) Shearer, Carey (Jeff) King, Dana (Cody) Statler, Haley (Ben) Heath, and Kelly (Garrett) Wiejak; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Melba Stonebrunner-Shearer, in 2007; and sister, Elma Jean Pelz. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church or Lifetime Sports Academy.


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Tonja Adreon

November 25, 2012

I would lke send my condolasants to the Shearer children and loved ones. You have not met me in person, but I know all of you through my mom, Joy (Jones) Adreon. She has always spoke so highly of Dick and told so many wonderful stories with me about him that I felt like I knew him and sounds like he was a wonderful man. My sympathy and best wishes through these tough times. Tonja J. Adreon Phoenix Arizona

Gil Tallman

November 23, 2012

To the Shearer Family, may God grant you peace and comfort during this time of loss. We enjoyed Dick's friendship and know from the time we shared with him that he is enjoying heaven today. May God Bless Your Family. Gil and Victoria Tallman

William C. Phillips

November 22, 2012

The Richard L. Shearer Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Richard L. Shearer.


William C. Phillips

November 21, 2012

Shawn, Kari, Vance and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Thinking of you,
Gina Savieo

kenny uhrick

November 21, 2012

we will miss you kenny and nancy uhrick

Gary Nahrwold

November 20, 2012

Will miss you Uncle Dick! For God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever should believe in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life.