Charles Wayne Sears
June 25, 1942 – June 8, 2018
Charles "Chuck" Wayne Sears passed away on June 8, 2018 surrounded by his family's love and support. He was 75 years old.
Charles "Chuck" Wayne Sears was born June 25, 1942 in San Diego, the 2nd child of Victor and Frances (Hanan) Sears.
When Chuck was 17 years old, he made a life-changing decision and joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for the next four years during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
Chuck earned his GED while in the service and after discharge, entered the apprenticeship program to learn the trade of a pipefitter. He married, had a son and daughter, but later divorced. He made another life-changing decision in 1976 when he asked for God’s help to clean up his life. That led him to sobriety and forty-two years as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Because he turned to his "higher power" and A.A., he found Cheryl. During their 40-year marriage, they grew a family that brought together six children, their spouses, fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss "grandpa" terribly.
- Steve Hunt
- Craig Hunt
- Ryan Hunt
- James Black
- James Matti
- Jeffrey (Moe) Attebery
- Robbie Flack
- Jack Linton
- Victor Sears
- Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
- Military Honors & Graveside Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Charles Wayne Sears
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June 14, 2018
Before you came into our lives, I had convinced myself that I did not need a father after being hurt before. All I wanted from you was for you to love my mom and make her happy. However, through your unconditional love and commitment, not only to my mom but to all of us, you made me realize I did need you and wanted you in my life. You exceeded my expectations in every way and showed me what it meant to have a real dad! You were always there with love and the willingness to help in any way you could. You proved you knew what it meant to be a husband, a dad, a grandpa, and an all-around wonderful man! I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without you in it. There is a sadness in my heart now and I will always miss you, but it helps to know you are with us in spirit and will live on in our memories. I will love you, always and forever! Deby Roberts
June 14, 2018
The world lost a good man in the passing of Chuck Sears. I first met him almost 40 years ago when I was in high school with his son Steve. I came to truly admire and appreciate his patience and wisdom. He was a great example of what a husband and father should be and he will be missed. I look forward to seeing him again in the kingdom of God. I pray the peace and grace of God be with his family and friends in this time of mourning. God bless. Rev Ricky Lee Flack
Chuck was a survivor and held on for as long as he could from what I’ve heard over the years. I will never forget our visit to Oregon and the salsa, the waterfalls, volcanoes and trip to the ocean. That’s where Chuck remains in my memories. Wish I had the opportunity to have had more time with all of you over the years, but I hope you do find peace through these challenging times. Nancy and I will keep you all in our prayers. One thing I do know for sure is that death is more of a stage we pass through, it is not the end. Love you! Shaun Larson
It is with a great sense of loss and a broken heart that I say that my dad passed away this morning. He was sick for a long time and I like to think that he’s in a much better place, no longer in pain and is watching over our family. He will be deeply missed and the world just lost a great man. Kathryn Conrad
June 14, 2018
We lost an amazing man today! Chuck Sears, you have been such an amazing father, grandpa, husband, father-in-law and I will always be your ‘Gem’. You fought till the end. Bless you! We will miss you. Julie Hunt
Yesterday we lost my Grandpa Chuck, the first grandparent I’ve lost. He fought so hard to keep going all these years and I’m so glad that I got to see him one last time the night before he passed. I’ll miss him terribly and I’m glad he no longer is suffering, or in pain. Love you Grandpa! Ryan Hunt
Thank you to my awesome besties for lending me support this week. I lost my grandfather on Friday morning and it’s been a hard reality to face. I will miss him. Kelly Hunt
I lost my grandpa this morning. He was an absolutely, amazing man and I will miss him so much, but he is in a better place, free from pain now. He and my grandma just celebrated 40 years of marriage in February. Watching my grandma as they wheeled him from the house was one of the most heartbreaking moments I have ever experienced. Please keep her in your thoughts and send her strength. I love you so much Grandpa and Grandma! Kami Abraugh
We lost my grandpa this morning and I’m just at a loss for words. He was an amazing man and I can’t believe he is gone. He stayed so strong for my grandma and fought to the end. I love you so much Grandpa and will miss you terribly. Jodi Roberts
The world lost a great man on Friday. So glad the kids got a chance, on our recent Portland trip, to meet my Grandpa Chuck. I loved him so much and he will be greatly missed. Rochelle Heisler