Robert Stephen Fears, 44, of Deweyville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, at his residence. Born on May 24, 1968 in Orange, to his parents, Johnny Elmer Fears and Beverly (Robinson) McClelland, he worked for Wal-Mart in Orange as a Manager. Robert was a lifelong resident of Deweyville; he enjoyed attending many school activities for his children, working outside landscaping and spending time with his family and friends.

Robert will most be remembered for his kind spirit and his gentle smile.

Robert is preceded in death by his father and his infant son, Randal Fears. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 20 years, JeNell Fears of Deweyville; daughter, Rose Fears of Deweyville; sons, Joshua Fears and Zackery Fears both of Deweyville; sister, Stephanie Orange and husband, Michael of Deweyville; mother, Beverly McClelland of Lufkin, and his wife’s parents, Jearald and Pat Brown of Deweyville.

Robert is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, as well as many extended family members.

Services by which to honor Robert’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Robert’s brother-in-law, the Rev. Michael Orange, and the Rev. Damon Bickham, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honoring Robert as pallbearers are Wayne Fears, Tommy Williams, Shawn Fears, Clint Bailiff, Joe Brown, Joe Waldrum and Jimmy Foster.

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