Darrell E. Lear (January 28, 1947 – January 1, 2011)

Darrell E. Lear 63 of Zanesville went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 1, 2011 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House.
Darrell was born on January 28, 1947 in Zanesville to Burl and Margaret “Peg” Brock Lear. Darrell was a 1965 Graduate of Zanesville High School and was currently employed by Zanesville City Schools as the Food Service Coordinator and Construction Liaison. He previously was the Transportation Coordinator for Zanesville City Schools and worked for AEP/ Central Ohio Coal Company. Darrell was the President of the Muskingum County Democratic Party, a member of the Board of Elections, Ohio High School Athletic Association, a Soccer Official, Jury Commissioner, a member of Lodge of Amity #5 F.&A.M., and a member of First Christian Church where he served as Deacon. Darrell formerly served on the Zanesville city Zoning Board and Planning Commission.
Darrell is survived by his loving wife Judy Hutchins Lear of the home, two sons Brad (Misty) Lear of Zanesville, and Jeremy (Christina) Lear of Arizona, His Mother Margaret “Peg” Brock Lear of Zanesville, two brothers John “Bill” (Rose) Lear of Dresden and Richard “Dick” (Pam) Lear of Zanesville, two sisters Beryl Lynn(Homer) Dennis of Zanesville and Roxanne (Jody Dennis) Lear of Zanesville, and a granddaughter Mercedez Lear and many nieces and nephews.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents Elwood (Josephine) Lear, William J. Bryan, and Linnie Brock, a half brother Roger Lear and an infant son Jerry Brent Lear.
Calling hours will be from 4-8 pm on Tuesday January 4, at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday at The First Christian Church 3000 Dresden Road Zanesville with Rev. Dawn Remster officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church 3000 Dresden Road Zanesville, Ohio 43731 or Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care 713 Forest Avenue Zanesville, Ohio 43701. To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click obituaries or call our caring staff at 450-8000.