William "Bill" F. Wears, age 79, of Groveport, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on January 23, 2016. Bill was a member of Good Shepherd Community Church where he was a board member and a deacon. Retired from Duff Truck Lines after 30 years of service. Member of Southgate-Potter Lodge No. 782, Scottish Rite, York Rite Chapter Council and Commandery, OES Beacon Chapter No. 593, and Kentucky Colonel. Bill was a devoted member of the Grottoes of North America where he served as Monarch of Achbar Grotto of Columbus Ohio, and as Grand Monarch of Grottos of North America 1999-2000, as well as Executive Secretary.
Preceded in death by parents, Eber and Opal Wears, and sister, Dola Underwood.
Survived by wife of 45 years, Wanda Wears; children, Keith Wears, Cheryl Minton, Carla Kapp; Cindy Mitchell and Jeff Manning; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Spencer; best friends, Phyllis Rush and her late husband, Bob; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Family will receive friends Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2 - 5 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High Street where Masonic service will begin (Thursday) at 6 p.m. followed by Grotto service at 6:30 p.m. visitation hours will then continue from 7-8 p.m. Family will also receive friends, Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Graumlich Funeral Home, with funeral service to begin at 7:30 p.m., Pastor Gary Kirk officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Good Shepherd Community Church, 210 Obetz Rd., Columbus, OH 43207 or Humanitarian Foundation Grottoes of North America, 430 Beecher Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230. To sign and view Bill's online book of memories please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com