|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1932|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2011|
Charlie was born April 28, 1932 to R.G. "Buck" Lear and Thelma M. Lear in Harper County, Kansas.
Charlie grew up on a farm in Waldron Kansas where he developed strong work ethic and moral values he would carry with him throughout his life. He attended and graduated from Anthony High School in 1950. At age 20, Charlie began service to his country in the Army during the Korean War. After getting out of the Army he met Mary Jean Fuller and they were married in 1956. Together they raised two sons Charles B. Lear and Robert B. Lear. Shortly after being married they moved to California where Charlie worked delivering bread and dairy products. It was during this time that he developed an entrepreneurial interest and obtained his license so he could begin investing in real estate.
In 1968 they moved to Las Vegas Nevada and purchased their first trailer park. This was the beginning of a 34 year career as a business man investing and managing several properties and investments in Las Vegas. While Charlie moved away from Kansas as a young man he was always a farmer at heart. In 1978 he and his brother Jim Lear purchased and ran Jones Fertilizer in Wakita, Oklahoma and Anthony, Kansas. He also continued to purchase and own farm land throughout his life. In 2003, Charlie retired and along with his long time companion Susan Sawyer moved to Prescott, Arizona. Charlie was not the type to sit around and shortly after moving to Prescott began investing and developing real estate.
Charlie was a very caring, humble and charitable man who always put the needs of his family, friends and others in front of his own. He served as a strong confidant and friend too many through out his life. He was always available to talk, listen and help out in anyway possible.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmie L. Lear.
Left to cherish his memory is Susan Sawyer of Prescott, Arizona, his son, Charles B. Lear and wife Kelly P. Lear of Lawrenceville, Georgia, son Robert B. Lear of Dawsonville, Georgia, grandchildren Kyle A. Lear of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Robert C. Lear, Kayla M. Lear, Taylor N. Lear of Roswell, Georgia and, sister Benida L. Fox of Anthony, Kansas and many other family and friends.
Forest Park Cemetery
Created by: Trish
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65696624
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