May 27, 1943 October 17, 2012
David Leroy Sears, 69, of Bend, OR, died October 17, 2012, with his family at his side after a five month battle with cancer.
David, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, was born May 27, 1943, in Eugene, OR, to Raymond Louis and Blanche Louise Bier Sears.
He grew up and attended school in Springfield, OR, graduating from Springfield High School in 1961.
On June 28, 1965, he married Linda Lucile Best in the Salt Lake City, UT, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1966, David joined the United States Army where he served for two years. He then graduated in 1970, from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science, Production Technology degree.
David was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed those involving his family members. He loved the OSU Beavers and wearing orange and black whenever possible.
David was a design engineer for Fuqua Homes in Bend, OR, for 26 yrs.
In his free time, David enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family.
David was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities but he especially enjoyed the time he spent as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America program. David received The Crater Lake Council Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Angela Jackson (Mark) of Bend, OR; daughter, Laura Smith (Nathan) of Boise, ID; son, Jonathan Sears (Heidi) of Ogden, UT; daughter, Jayna Steed (Ryan) of Provo, UT; one brother, Jerry (Jan); and one sister, Donna (Barry) Chernick; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m., LDS Chapel, 1260 Thompson Drive, Bend, OR.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or Boy Scouts of America.
Autumn Funeral Home was honored to serve the family.
David Leroy Sears