OBITUARY

Robert Lee Sears

February 16, 1923July 8, 2018
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Robert Lee “Bob” Sears, formerly of Plainview, was born February 16,1923 to James Aston Sears and Marjorie Moore Sears in Lubbock Sanitarium in Lubbock, Texas.

He passed into eternity once again meeting up with the love of his life on July 8th, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas. He married Fannie Lou McMenamy on February 2, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas.

He spent his youth living on a farm south of Wolfforth, Chicago, Dallas, Sherman, Merkel, Fort Worth, Whitewright and back to the farm. He graduated from Frenship High School in 1940 and attended Texas Technological College.

He joined the Army, days after Pearl Harbor was bombed and was honorably discharged in 1946.

He worked for a while as a Lubbock Police Officer and as a Lubbock Fireman. He worked as an insurance adjuster in Odessa, Fort Stockton and Plainview retiring in 1985.

He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and served in many leadership positions. He became a Mason in 1963 and was a member of the Blue Lodge, York Rite, Commandery, Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He became a 33rd Degree Mason.

He loved to volunteer and served on the Plainview Children’s Protective Service Board for several years. He volunteered with the Covenant Hospital Auxiliary amassing 6338 hours of service. He loved children and assisted elementary children with taking computer based tests in the Plainview schools. He was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Lou Sears and his parents.

He leaves behind his son, Larry Sears; his daughter, Carolyn Marshall; grandson, Jason Sears & his wife Katy Sears; granddaughters, Amanda Marshall Campbell & her husband Darryl Campbell, Kelli Medina & husband Jason Medina; great-grandchildren: Mason Neel, Lawson Sears, Marshall Medina, Sloane Medina and Beau Medina and a brother, David Sears. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., July 11, 2018 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • James Aston Sears and Marjorie Moore Sears, Parents
  • Fannie Lou McMenamy Sears, Wife
  • Larry Sears, Son
  • Carolyn Marshall, Daughter
  • Jason Sears and wife Katy, Grandson
  • Amanda Marshall Campbell and husband Darryl Campbell, Granddaughter
  • Keli Medina and husband Jason Medina, Granddaughter
  • Mason Neel, Lawson Sears, Marshall Medina Sloane Medina and Beau Medina, Great-grandchildren
  • David Sears, Brother

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 11, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
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William Gardner

July 11, 2018

It was my honor to work with Bob during his time on the CPS Board in Hale County. He was truly dedicated to that cause and was an asset to making the lives of foster children better. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

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Biography

      Robert Lee Sears was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Robert will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was born on February 16, 1923 in Lubbock, Texas and was the son of James Aston and Marjorie Moore Sears.

      Robert was raised with one brother, David. Robert was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Robert had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Frenship High School in 1940. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Robert enjoyed his college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Robert was able to manage the balancing act. He attended Texas Technological College.

       Empathic and loyal, Robert was committed to making his new family happy. He exchanged wedding vows with Fannie Lou McMenamy on February 2, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas.  Robert worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Robert was blessed with two children, son Larry and daughter Carolyn. Another blessing for Robert was the gift of three grandchildren, Jason, Amanda and Kelli.

      Fortunately, Robert enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Robert worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was insurance. He was employed as an adjuster in Odessa, Fort Stockton and Plainview until retiring in 1985. Robert always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Robert was an United States Army veteran. He joined the Army, days after Pearl Harbor was bombed and was honorably discharged in 1946. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Throughout his life, Robert was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout his later years, Robert was an active member of the Blue Lodge where he became a Mason in 1963, York Rite, Commandery, Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He became a 33rd Degree Mason.

      Robert was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. So it is little wonder that he took an active role in his community, serving on committees for the Plainview Children's Protective Service Board for several years. He volunteered with the Covenant Hospital Auxiliary amassing 6338 hours of service. He loved children and assisted elementary children with taking computer based tests in the Plainview schools.

      Robert’s faith was important to him. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. During that time, he served in many leadership positions.

      Robert passed away on July 8, 2018 at Promiseland Assisted Living Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is survived by his son, Larry Sears; his daughter, Carolyn Marshall; grandson, Jason Sears & his wife Katy Sears; granddaughters, Amanda Marshall Campbell & her husband Darryl Campbell, Kelli Medina & husband Jason Medina; great-grandchildren: Mason Neel, Lawson Sears, Marshall Medina, Sloane Medina and Beau Medina and a brother, David Sears. His services were held at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Robert was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Robert was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Robert leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Robert Lee Sears.