Obituary of Billy Bear
RURAL RETREAT, Va.
Billy Bear age 71, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.
Billy Bear always had a helping hand complete with a smile whenever he ran into a friend, for Billy never knew a stranger. He was devoted to the Lord and his family. Billy was a loving husband, dad, and papaw. There aren’t many sweeter, kinder people in this world than Billy. Now the honey bees helped keep him sweet for sure and if he had a second to whittle something – he would. Billy Bear will sure be missed by the people who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Everett Bear; parents, Top and Cordia Bear.
Billy is survived by his wife, Karen H. Bear; sons, Scottie Bear and wife, Beth, BJ Bear and wife, Michele, all of Rural Retreat, Va.; step-sons, Ronald Puckett and wife, Tina of Trussville, Ala., Heath Puckett and wife, Victoria of Hoover, Ala., and Travis Puckett and wife, Diana of Rural Retreat, Va.; sisters, Joan Minnick, Becky Langston, and Ellen Bear, all of Rural Retreat, Va.; grandchildren, Ian, Mya, Levi, Anita, Kiley, Bill, Jacob, Aidan, Noah, Isla, Taylor, Alex, and Lexi; great-granddaughter, C.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor David Osborne officiating. Burial will be private in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Rural Retreat, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donationas may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To share memories of Billy Bear, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Billy’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.