Bill was a member of Local 1410 Union. He enjoyed coon-hunting, fishing, trapping and his bluegrass music.
He is survived by one son, William “Billy” Lear, and daughter-in-law, Irene Lear of Dayton; one grandson, Brad Lear of Dayton; one sister, Bernice (Allen) Brothers of Bidwell; and one brother, Russell Lear of Vinton. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Old Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 5-8 p.m.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.