Gerald Lee Sears

March 14, 1930 - February 5, 2023

Gerald (Tiny) Sears was born on March 14, 1930, to Samuel and Viva (Hiatt) Sears and passed away peacefully at his home in Cleo Springs, Okla., surrounded by his family. He was 92.

Gerald was in the Army in Germany where he met and married his wife, Elly. After the Army, he worked at Boeing as an airplane mechanic in Wichita, Kan. The family then moved to Cleo Springs where he worked at Vance Air Force Base in Enid before he and Elly purchased his father’s gas station which they ran for several years. He was also the first Fire Chief in Cleo Springs in 1964.

In 1971 they purchased a motel and moved their family to South Fork, Colo. In 1978 they sold the motel and moved back to Cleo Springs where they bought the Curve Gas and Deli.

After several years they sold the business then retired and traveled before settling back in South Fork where they resided and built storage units. They sold those and returned to Cleo Springs where they have resided since. He was definitely a man of many talents. He loved his family unconditionally and helped anybody at any time. He was full of humor and wit and he loved to go fishing whenever he had the chance. Side hugs were generous to everyone that knew him, loved and respected him.

Gerald is survived by his wife Elly, of 69 years, his children Hal Wendler of South Fork, Colorado, Rene Littrell and husband Bill of Cleo Springs, and Karen Swan of Cleo Springs and Kurtis Sears and wife Carla of South Fork, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Viva and sisters LauraBell and LaVonna.

There are no services pending for Gerald Lee Sears, 92, of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma. Arrangements are by the Fairview Funeral Home Inc.. 

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