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Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13Th Street North, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Martin "Rich" Richard Sears

March 20, 1942November 1, 2019
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Martin Richard "Rich" Sears, 77, retired United States Air Force CMSGT after 26 years of active duty service, passed away peacefully November 1, 2019. Rich was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He especially enjoyed sharing the outdoors with his son, grandchildren and his best friend, Tim Keith. Rich was an avid reader and life long learner. He was a devout Christian who spent many years studying scripture and actively serving his church.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley, and parents, Burley and Thelma Sears. Survived by daughter, Angie (Joel) Parker; son, Chet (Ashley) Sears; grandchildren, Davis Parker, Stone Sears, Stahley Sears, Lane Parker, Ellen Parker, Sabrina Sears and Evan Parker; sister, Susan Sears; nieces and nephew, Renee Thompson, Genn John, Kim Bebout, Randy Davis.

Graveside funeral service for close friends and family, 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, 1208 N. College Street, Winfield, Kansas 67156.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc., 1041 Crown Park Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787, woundedwarrioroutdoors.com/donate

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  • FAMILY

  • Angie Parker, Daughter
  • Joel Parker, Son-In-Law
  • Chet Sears, Son
  • Ashley Sears, Daughter-In-Law
  • Davis Parker, Grandchild
  • Stone Sears, Grandchild
  • Stahley Sears, Grandchild
  • Lane Parker, Grandchild
  • Ellen Parker, Grandchild
  • Sabrina Sears, Grandchild
  • Evan Parker, Grandchild
  • Susan Sears, Sister
  • renee Thompson, Niece
  • Genn John, Niece
  • Kim Bebout, Niece
  • Randy Davis, Nephew
  • Rich is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley, and parents, Burley and Thelma Sears.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tim Keith, Bearer

Services

  • Graveside Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

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Harry Simpson

November 6, 2019

Rest Martin, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Connie Russell

November 6, 2019

Gene and I send our love and sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one Rich! To the family and friends who were blessed to know and love this dear man. We will always remember the character of this man. Our mentor in all things and sometimes partner in crimes. Loved his special pork chops as he loved our cabbage rolls. Many good times in our home and his and Shirley's There for each other when family couldn't come home. He will be missed as he goes on before us with his loving wife to the Lord. Till we meet again dear friends. Love Connie & Gene

Sammie Durand

November 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Rich and Shirley.

Donna Turnage

November 5, 2019

Rich and Shirley were the greatest neighbors ever. Uncle Rich as my children referred to him as kept a path between our house and there’s mowed and cleaned out so our children could go back and forth. Anytime I had an issue with anything Rich was always ready to help out. He even had Chet gather pine straw for me for my flowerbeds. Great friends, great memories, beloved family, church and school family.

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