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Wilford “Bill” Sears, Jr.

Wilford “Bill” Sears, Jr.

October 1, 1926 — September 29, 2021

Wilford Redmond "Bill" Sears, Jr., 94, passed away September 29, 2021, at his home with loved ones at his side.

Bill was born October 1, 1926, in Kansas City, MO, the only child of Wilford Redmond Sears, Sr. and Lorene Roberts Sears. He graduated from Moberly High School in Moberly, MO. Bill was united in marriage to Betty Ann Melloway on October 5, 1946.

Bill joined the US Navy in 1943, serving during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired after 20 years of service as a QM1 in 1965. He was a member of the VFW.

Bill later worked as an Investigator and Administrative Officer for the City of Kansas City Industries Regulation (Liquor Control).

Bill is a member of Fairview Christian Church in Gladstone.

Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Betty; children, Cathy Starr (Richard), Kerry Sears (Angie) and Julie Shoemaker (Mark, deceased); six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Private services with burial at Glenridge Cemetery. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorial contributions to Children's Mercy Hospital.

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Private services with burial at Glenridge Cemetery. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorial contributions to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Wilford “Bill” Sears, Jr.'s Guestbook

I was stationed with Bill in the Navy at the Naval Air Station in Olathe Kansas from 1953 through his retirement in 1965. I worked in personal and he run the enlisted mens club for several years. Happy sailing Bill.

Lee Connell PNCM(Master Chief)

My Heart goes out to the entire Family. And sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in one another at this time.

Denise Morse

So sorry wish you the best. We had a really nice neighborhood when we where youngsters. God Bless

Billy Tabb

Very sorry for Mr. Sears passing and condolences to the family. I had the pleasure a few years back to spend some time with Mr. Sears who showed me his music collection he was very proud of. He loved music much like I do so we shared a common interest. Life is sometimes a fast journey but for Bill, he had the chance to make many stops along the way. God Bless!

“JD” Jacque Dupuy

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