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Campbell Larry Shearer Sr.

January 1, 1941 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 79)


Campbell Larry Shearer Sr. (Larry), 79, of Exton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was a loving husband to Barbara Taylor Shearer for 57 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Larry is survived by their three children, Carolyn (Bill), Joanne (Chris) and Larry (Michele); four grandsons, William (Annie), Steven, Joshua and Ryan; and two siblings Carey (Lois) and Jim (Barb); and many nephews and nieces.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Campbell and Harriett Shearer; his sister Mary Jane Best; and many friends he considered family.

Born in Concord, PA, Larry graduated from Fannett Metal Highschool in Willow Hill, PA in the class of 1958. After graduation, he attended Shippensburg University while working at Knouse Food Company in Chambersburg, PA. Larry served in the Navy from 1962 until honorable discharge in 1966, where he attained the rank of Petty Officer Second Class while stationed aboard the Destroyer, USS Sampson DDG-10. Then, Larry retired after a thirty-year career from IBM in East Fishkill, NY in 1996.

All those who knew Larry will remember that he loved fishing, playing cards with friends, and traveling across the US with Barbara. Larry was a kind, compassionate gentleman who loved everyone that he encountered and gave with a full heart.

A celebration of life is planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s honor can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


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