For Immediate Assistance


Cecil W. Sears

Cecil “Bill” Sears went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was 73 years young and a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grand father.

Bill was born to William and Gertrude Sears in Covington, KY, on September 23, 1949. Bill met the love of his life Shirley (McCauley) as a teenager. He graduated from Dixie Heights High School in 1968, and he and Shirley were married on August 24, 1968. Bill went on to serve his country in the United States Military in Vietnam. Following his service, he spent most his career as a service technician with QSI.

Bill was preceded in death by his father William Sears, mother, Gertrude Sears, and sister Otessa Phelps. He will be forever remembered by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (McCauley) Sears, his daughter, Dawn (Brian) Cook, son, Kevin (Kelly) Sears, and daughter, Amy (Jeff) Yeary. His grandchildren, Morgan (Brandon) Forshey, Madison Cook, Macean Cook, Tyler Sears, Haleigh Sears, Dylan Sears, Kylie Sears, Chandler Yeary, Alexis Yeary, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bill was selfless and gave of his time generously to help others. He was a brilliant man who could fix anything and always gave sage advice. He had an unwavering faith in God, and deeply loved the church and its people. He was an active member at Covington First Church of the Nazarene (Gracepoint) and Generations Church of the Nazarene.

Bill was loved by so many. His positive outlook, generous spirit, and kind heart left an impression wherever he went. Bill had a contagious laugh and befriended everyone. He had an incredible work ethic and a quiet strength that will be forever remembered.

Family and friends are invited to join in Bill’s memorial service on Monday, August 8, 2022. The family will receive guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and his home-going celebration will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at Generations Church of the Nazarene, 4161 Richardson Road, Independence, KY.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to Appalachia Reachout, a ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. https://www.appalachiareachout.com/donate

Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences to www.ronaldbjones.com.


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