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William Ray Lear

February 12, 1974 — August 17, 2023

William Ray Lear, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away on August 17, 2023. His departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Born on February 12th, 1974, William embraced life with an unwavering spirit and an infectious zest for living. He had a unique ability to bring joy and laughter to any room he entered. His warm smile and caring nature had a way of making everyone around him feel valued and loved.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell R. and Patricia Lear. Their memory will forever be cherished as William joins them in eternal rest. Though their physical presence is no longer with us, their love continues to guide and inspire those they left behind.

The legacy of William Ray Lear continues through his loving children: Jessica (Daniel) Reynolds and Kyle (Victoria) Lear. William took immense pride in being a devoted father to them both. He treasured every moment spent together and worked tirelessly to provide them with love, support, and guidance. His invaluable presence will be sorely missed but forever cherished.

In addition to being a caring father, William also embraced the role of a doting grandfather to Carlos, Lewis, Joel, Josiah, Natalia, Kyle Jr., Kayden, Isabella, and Khaleo. His grandchildren were his pride and joy; he found immense happiness in their company and reveled in watching them grow. The love shared between William and his grandchildren left an indelible mark on their lives.

Among William's siblings were Linda Lear and George Lear. Their bond as brothers and sister was unbreakable, standing as a testament to the strength of family ties that William held dear throughout his life.

Furthermore, he played a significant role as an uncle to numerous nieces and nephews who considered him not only an uncle but also a mentor and friend. He always extended a caring hand toward them whenever needed.

William Ray Lear was known for many qualities - kindness, compassion, dedication - that endeared him to all those who had the privilege of knowing him during his time on earth.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

St John/St Joseph Cemetery

1547 167th St, Hammond, IN 46320

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