In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva (Jean) Shears (nee Cory); son and daughter-in-law, Charles “Ray” and Myrtle Shears; son, Richard Shears; daughter, Sharon Shears; son-in-law, Larry Rollenhagen; brothers, Jack Shears and Archie Shears; and sisters, Harriet Hamblin and Fran Sheffield. Charles is survived by his daughter, Sheala Rollenhagen; daughter-in-law, Marva Shears; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Howard (Evelyn) Shears, Agnes (J.H.) Metzgar, Don (Glo) Shears and Mildred Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Ottawa Center Chapel, 8991 Leonard Road, Coopersville, 49404, with the Rev. Robert Porterfield officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Lake Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St., Coopersville, 49404, and Friday at church one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to Ottawa Center Chapel, Coopersville; or Seventh Day Baptist Church, White Cloud. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com.
Arrangements by Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville (616-837-8161).