Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI


Charles Jonathan Shear

February 21, 1968July 14, 2019

Charles Jonathan Shear, age 51, was born on February 21, 1968 in Pontiac, Michigan and passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan and was a graduate of Lake Orion High School. On 03/04/05, He was married to Michelle, the love of his life and soulmate of 14 years.

Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Nowels of Rochester Charlie is survived by his wife Michelle Shear; son and daughter, Sam and Lauren Daleo; his father, JR Nowels; Sister, Sarah Shook; Brother, Zac Nowels of Rochester; as well as all of his very loved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews & Family In Law.

With Charlie’s family owning Lake Orion Lumber, Charlie developed a love for woodworking and crafting at a young age. It became a passion and desire, ultimately leading him to work in the field of construction.

Charlie was a highly sought after craftsman throughout his years. He became a very valued employee for Mike Butcher with Stark Enterprises (& Family) as a Construction Project Manager; which he made into a successful, established career.

Charlie had a deep love for music, loved his backyard bird feeds & bird watching. He enjoyed reading, collecting Harley-Davidson items, camping, canoeing, and when needed he always made time for family and friends’ household projects, which he absolutely thrived on.

Charlie loved and adored his entire family; blood, marriage, and work related, as well as his canine loves, Sadi & Bozley. He always looked forward to family gatherings, sharing and making memories.

Charlie was an active member of the AA community. He had aspirations of mentoring, educating, and sponsoring others with addiction.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Betty Ford Foundation at https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/donate

Immediately following services, a luncheon will be provided at Shelby Gardens 50265 Van Dyke Shelby Twp.,Mi. 48317 Lunch served promptly at 2 p.m. **The sharing of positive memories are welcomed and encouraged during this time.


  • Michelle Shear, Wife
  • Sam Daleo, Son
  • Lauren Daleo, Daughter
  • Mary Nowels, Mother (deceased)
  • JR Nowels, Father
  • Sarah Shook, Sister
  • Zac Nowels, Brother
  • Sadi & Bozley, Dogs
  • Charlie is also survived by very loved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews & Family In Law.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 20, 2019


Charles Jonathan Shear

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Marty Fredericks

July 20, 2019

Charlie and I were the best of friends ever since his family moved into my neighborhood. Grade School, Junior High, High School...I can’t recall any of that time without him included. And even though we didn’t spend much time together over the last 20 years , I can’t picture this world without him in it...and I think there’s a little less light in many lives due to his passing. I love you, Chars. Godspeed.


Bruce Shear

July 19, 2019


I pray you find peace now and forever. We never got to share much time together and that was my fault. I loved you and was proud of you but i never could express that to you. I wish i had choose a different path for all of us. Rest in peace with your mother know.

Marty Fredericks

July 18, 2019

I’ll never forget the day we met, Charlie had just moved into the neighborhood and was sitting in his front yard as I drove by on my bicycle. I stopped to see if he was the new kid and when I asked him what grade he was in, his reply was “I dunno”. I thought that was mighty strange, but that was the beginning a lifelong friendship. (Turns put that it was summertime and he didn’t know if they were going to put him in the next years class, or make him repeat the previous year. It makes sense now, but at the time I thought he was a real dunce for not knowing his grade! Haha! But it made sense after he explained.) But that was the beginning of a friendship bond that remains to this day. No matter the distance between us, when we spoke, it was like no time had passed The lucky people on earth may find a friend like him, but most don’t. I was blessed to be part of his life, and he will always be considered a brother in my mind. I love you, Chars. The memories will never fade, I know we’ll meet again one day,..and I’ll start that conversation by asking you what grade you’re in! 😉

Miss ya, buddy. Earth won’t be the same without you, ❤️

Kristina Herron

July 17, 2019

When i met Charlie he was such a funny guy. He always made me laugh at what ever he would say. He gave my best friend a very happy 14 years of being together and always took care of her and that’s what I am very great full for. He was very good at what he did in his work. Charlie will be missed.

Kris Herron