Nov. 21, 2010
FORT WAYNE — Dewey P. Shearer, 85, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Mishawaka, Dewey graduated from West Township High School in 1943. He then went to Indiana University to earn his B.S. in Marketing in 1950. Dewey worked as the manager and co-owner at the Firestone Store in Marion, for 37 years, retiring in 1987.
He loved attending Snider basketball games, Homestead Band events, and many soccer and basketball games in Plano, Texas for his grandchildren. Dewey was an avid IU sports fan. He loved aviation, being at the lake, collecting model cars, planes, and hats.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Phyllis Shearer; daughter, Victoria (Ray) Sims of Fort Wayne; sons, Steve (Ginger) Shearer of Plano, Texas, and Gary (Laura) Shearer of Fort Wayne; a sister, Guinevere (David) Scheetz; and grandchildren: Ryan and Jonathan Sims, Parker and Amanda Shearer, and Colton and Madison Shearer.
Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ollie Shearer, and sisters, Jeanette Doran, Eileen Thomas.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road with calling one hour prior and with Dr. Derek Weber officiating.
Calling is at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Heart Association and the Cancer Society.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com .