Kenai resident Edward J. Shearer died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Anchorage. He was 37.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Peninsula Christian Center, in Soldotna. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery. Pastor J.D. Duncan will officiate.
Mr. Shearer was born Aug. 16, 1973, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He moved to Alaska in 2005 and lived in Kenai. He worked for Evergreen Helicopters and BeaverWorks.
Mr. Shearer was a member of the Peninsula Christian Center. He taught children's church in Omaha and co-led Deaf Bible Study in Wyoming before moving to Alaska. He loved flying, fishing, hunting and restoring aircraft. He also loved mission aviation and was an inventor.
"Ed had three great loves: God, airplanes and his family. He was a great father, husband and son. He cherished his son and daughter. Ed loved mission aviation and he loved Alaska. He was a master craftsman of sheet metal work and aircraft restoration. He was an A&P, I.A. and a helicopter mechanic. Some knew him as 'Big Ed.' The only thing bigger than his 6'4" barrel chested frame was the size of his heart and the love that he gave. He was the whole world to those who loved him and he will be greatly missed," his family said.
Mr. Shearer is survived by his wife, Jennifer T. Shearer; son, Ethan Charles Shearer; daughter, Breanna Hayley Shearer; his father, Charles Edward Shearer, all of Kenai; his mother, Margaret Christine Shearer of Casper, Wyo.; sisters, Elaine Christine Shearer of Longmont, Colo., and LaDonna Suzanne Shearer of Grand Junction, Colo.
Memorial donations may be sent in Jennifer Shearer's name to the Peninsula Christian Center, P.O. Box 646, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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