Doyal F. Sears

February 13, 1935 ‒ May 03, 2016

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Doyal F. Sears, 81, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Riverside Methodist Hospital.

The son of Clarence and Gaye (Hamric) Sears, Doyal was born February 13, 1935 in Exchange, West Virginia, and was graduated from Gassaway High School and Mansfield Business School.

Doyal served in the Army and was honorably discharged on May 21, 1959.

On June 13, 1959 he married Frances Cutlip.  Together they shared nearly 57 years of marriage.

Hardworking and loyal, for over 35 years Doyal worked for J&B Acoustical, where he was instrumental in the Carpenters Apprentice Program. He retired as Vice President.

Active in the Lexington community, for 12 years, Doyal served on the Lexington School Board of Education, was a member of the Lexington Athletic Boosters, as well as the Lexington Jaycees.  He was a member of Cutlip’s Baptist Church and attended Steam Corners United Methodist Church.

Doyal enjoyed hunting, both deer and mushrooms.  Cultivating his garden each year, Doyal grew the best tomatoes.

He is survived by his loving wife Frances Sears of Lexington; children Jill (Richard) Steele of Bellville, Pam (Eric) Regrut of Strongsville, and Alan (Niccole) Sears of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren Daniel, John, Matthew, and Amy Regrut, and Jack, and William Sears; siblings Oval (Wilda) Sears of Gassaway, West Virginia, Gene (June) Sears of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Jennings (Kathy) Sears of Exchange, West Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by brother Lowell Sears and sister Judy Sears.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 9, 2016 from 1-4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his memorial service will begin at 4 pm.   The Rev. Karen Wagenhals and Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate.  A graveside service will be held in West Virginia.

Memorial contributions to Cutlip’s Baptist Church or Steam Corners United Methodist Church may be made through the funeral home.

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