Guy Ray Shearer, 65, a loved husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at a Fort Worth hospital surrounded by family, after a long, hard-fought battle with health problems and cancer.
Memorial service was held Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 a.m., Grace Baptist Church, 171 Co Rd 4797, Boyd, TX 76023.
A life-long resident of the Azle/Springtown area, Guy was born in Lake Worth, Texas on Oct. 1, 1952, the 4th of 6 children of Eartis R. and Anna Ketcham Shearer. He was a 1971 graduate of Azle High School where he met and married his loving, attentive wife of the past 40 years, Donna Anderson Shearer. He loved his family and was a skilled carpenter by trade and was a long-time member of Grace Baptist Church.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish with his family. He spent many days and weeks at his deer lease with Donna and various members of their family. He enjoyed the art of “Whittling” in which he handcrafted numerous beautiful wooden, working pocketknives as gifts for family and friends. He was obsessed with knife sharpening and was very skilled at ‘making messes’!
The true pride and joy of his life were his 7 grandchildren! When a babysitter was needed… Papa was there! When a little one just wanted to play pretend… Papa was there! They will ALL greatly miss playing with and hunting and fishing with their loving, FUN, silly, Papa! And, we all will forever remember and miss him and his GREAT, GUY RAY SMILE!
Guy was preceded in death by his parents, Eartis and Anna Shearer; mother-in- law, Bonnie Hinkle; father-in-law, Bob Anderson; brother, Robert Shearer and a niece, Chy Myers Shearer.
He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife of 40 years, Donna Shearer; two children; son, Trey Shearer and wife, Jeniffer of Springtown; daughter, Ashley Shearer Arellano and husband, Freddie Milligan of Azle seven grandchildren; River Shearer, Jase Arellano, Skyler Arellano, Kenzie Arellano, Everly Arellano, Bo Milligan, Cash Milligan; brothers; Kenneth Shearer, Eddie Shearer and wife, Sharon; sisters; Nada Shearer and Olga Shearer, all of Azle; sister-in-law, Dorothy Johnson and husband, Calvin of Springtown; nephews, Chad Shearer, Ryan Shearer, Andrew Saunders, Curtis Johnson and nieces, Dalley Galuzzi and Angie Boren; aunts; Luella Shearer of Azle and Pauline Naney of Colorado; uncle Bob Hasenack and wife, aunt Irene of La Veta, Colorado and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.