Samuel Wilson Shearer Jr., 91, of Chester Valley, Va., formerly of Lewistown, passed away on July 13, 2014, with the family he loved by his side.
Sam was born July 11, 1923, in Juniata County, to the late Samuel Wilson Sr. and Margaret Robinson Shearer.
He was preceded in death by his brother, K. Douglas Shearer; his sister, Nancy S. Hermann; and two daughters.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie Graham Shearer; his sons, Samuel W. Shearer III, Donald A. Shearer and wife, Brenda; a daughter, Paula S. Spain and husband, Cary; grandchildren, Rachel Lewis and husband, Joe, Sara Spain, Lizzy and Graham Shearer; a great-grandson, Jack Wilson Lewis; a brother, Dale Shearer and wife, Barbara; a sister-in-law, Barbara Leopold; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A legendary bassist, Sam's band played music for many special occasions, entertaining young and old. His love of music lives on his children and grandchildren.
In lieu, of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Chester Presbyterian Church.