A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hillside Bible Church, 49820 N.W. Clapshaw Hill Road in Forest Grove, with Pastor Kendall Weekes, of the Grace Haven Bible Church in Ridgefield, Washington, officiating.
Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the memorial service, to be held in the fellowship room in the basement of the church.
GORDON THOMAS SHEARER was born August 3, 1941 in Forest Grove, Oregon, the son of Tina Lee (Clapshaw) Shearer and the late Wilbur Thomas Shearer. He was raised and received his education in the Forest Grove community, until the age of fifteen years old when he moved with his family to St. Maries, Idaho, where he completed his schooling. Gordon was a member of the St. Maries High School Class of 1959. He later attended Portland State University and Multnomah School of the Bible.
He was united in marriage to Lois Ann Ryder on October 15, 1961 in the Glenwood Baptist Church in Glenwood, Oregon. They celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary this past October. Following their marriage they have made their home in the Banks community for the past thirty-five years.
Gordon had worked in the logging industry with his father, Wilbur for several years. He later worked at the First National Bank in Forest Grove and for Intel Corporation for fourteen years, having retired in 2007. His love, was sharing the Gospel, having served as Pastor of the Manning Bible Church for over thirty-five years, beginning in June of 1977 to the present.
Among his special interests he enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and woodcarving. But most of all loved his daily study of the Word of God.
Gordon was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Shearer.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Shearer, of Banks, Oregon; his mother, Tina Shearer, of Forest Grove, Oregon; his three children and their spouses, Jeff Shearer; Cheryl Shearer, of Massachusetts, and Joel and Marylou Shearer, of Montana; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Keith Mueller, of St. Maries, Idaho; and his brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Sherry Shearer, of Forest Grove, Oregon.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Max, Breana, Sophie and Kalista and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, that remembrances may be contributions to the
Manning Bible Church, P.O. Box 674, Banks, Oregon 97106, in his memory.
To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family go to www.fuitenrosehoyt.com.
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.