Steven Vincent Lear

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:26 AM

Steven Lear passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, from complications due to his diabetes. He was born June 17, 1960 in Gary, IN.

He graduated from Crown Point High School in 1977 and attended Indiana State University. After leaving Indiana, he lived in West Palm Beach, FL for several years before settling in Sevierville, TN.

Steven is the youngest of six children. He lost his father, Harold Vincent Lear, at age 12 and his mother, Beatrice Alice (Arbuckle) Lear, at age 15. He then lived with his sister, Pat (Bob) Hamilton and became the Big Brother/Uncle of their children, Bob & Nicole, who he held dear to his heart to the very end.

He also leaves behind his sisters, Teresa (Rick) Steinmayr of Valparaiso, IN, and Mariann (Ben) Godbey of Portage, IN; brothers, Joe (Ellen) Lear of Mocksville, NC, and John (Charlotte) Lear of Elkhart, IN. He also leaves behind 18 nieces and nephews, 35 great nieces and nephews and good friend, Eric Healy.

Steven will never be forgotten and will live forever in the hearts of those who loved him.

Cremation services provided by McCarty Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Sevierville, TN 774-2950.