Harry Sear

Harry James Sear

Thursday, August 4th, 1955 - Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Harry James Sear “POP” went home to Jesus on Friday, December 11, 2020 at age 65.

Harry was born to James Earl Sear and Margaret Sear on August 4, 1955 in Somers Point, NJ.

Harry met his wife, Kathy in 1981 at the wedding of his sister Barbara. They married on February 26, 1982 at the home of his parents.

Throughout his life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him.

Harry was known as an avid wrestler throughout his life. He loved being a part of the Navy and was so proud to be able to serve his country. Harry served as a youth leader, choir director, Sunday school teacher, in the Tiger Lights Martial Arts Ministry, at Garden State Bible School, and as a teacher at the Pilgrim Academy. Through his areas of service Harry impacted many lives with his love and infectious spirit. Those who spent time around Harry knew of his love of singing and he could always be found with a song on his lips.

Harry began college through Liberty University’s distance learning program when he was forty years old. He completed his bachelor’s degree at fifty years old through much prayer and dedication and one VHS course at a time. Harry was ordained as a pastor in 2007. He pursued further education and received a Master of Science of Christian School Education from Baptist Bible College in 2009.

Harry was a jack of all trades and did everything from working the family roofing business to helping build a church. In later years he kept up the property that was his parents. He took great pride in working the farm and garden to honor his father’s memory. Harry enjoyed opening his home and continuing the tradition of bringing family and friends together for various barbecues.

Harry is survived by his loving wife Kathy as well as children Stacey (John), Michael, Jennifer (Scott), Thomas, and Katherine (Thomas). Harry also will be loved and remembered by grandchildren: Emily (Rich), Brandon, William (Suzie), Gabrielle (Tim), Devon, Nathaniel, Thomas Jr. and Ariel. Harry also was so proud of his four great grandchildren Brandon Christopher Jr, Richard, Liam, and Anne Marie. He is also survived by his sisters Barbara (Tom) and Becky, his sister and brother in laws Eleanor, Nancy, Dorothy (Jim), George Jr (Patty), and William He will also be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews as well as his church and Pilgrim families.
Harry has joined his parents James and Margaret as well as his son Ronald in Heaven. He is also predeceased by his sister Betty Marie, brother James Harry, and foster brother George Selleck.

There will be a public pass through held on Saturday, December 19 from 1-2 PM at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Funeral services will be held following at 2:15 PM with burial taking place after at Estell Manor Veteran’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers remembrance gifts can be sent to the Pilgrim Academy located at 301 W. Moss Mill Rd. Galloway Twp., NJ 08205 to the Ronald Wayne Sear scholarship fund.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 2:15pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 2:15pm
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 |
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020
    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 Blvd. Route 50 (Lat. 39.3878, Long. -74-7380)
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BItsy (Betty) Britton

Posted at 10:02am
It has taken me this long to accept that my beloved uncle is gone from us ... I will miss his tenderness, both in how he hugged and in how he spoke . Even in reprimand or concern , his heart was always on display. He was my spiritual father, leading both me and Gram to Jesus on the same day 47 years ago. The three of us knelt on the sunken living room floor together, holding hands. He made it a priority to share salvation with us before going back to duty on his ship. Gram and I will always be eternally grateful... My favorite joyful memories are of singing together, whenever or wherever a song broke out. Hearing the harmony of family voices (all included) always felt like a little glimpse of the heaven awaiting us; sometimes literally breathtaking! The funniest thing I recall between us was when I was little how we often used to race each other down Gram and Pop's driveway to the end in our bare feet. No matter who won, usually him but many times very close, we'd get to the finish and laugh out loud together. Then we'd walk back to the house nursing the bruises or cuts on the bottom of our feet or pulled muscles, talking about the "next time." He was an encourager; he will leave a tremendous void for us all left here. Love ya so Unc ; your BIT

Rebecca Wetzel

Posted at 08:49am
So proud of our younger brother, Harry James. I will miss calling you in a pinch to get an answer to a question. Your beautiful voice will be missed by many.
My memories from when we were younger make me smile: telling each other " I love you with all my heart & guts"
Sharing in rotten tomato fights. Swimming in the pool daddy made us.
Playing outside with your cars under the big tree in the yard all day long
Kick fights 😳 to many to capture all.
You touched so many lives...I am thankful for being your sister. My hope is that you are reunited with all our loved ones that have already passed. I love you ❤

donna prisament

Posted at 07:41am
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Sear's passing. I remember him from church when I was young. I will always remember him as one of the kindest men I ever met.
Donna (Lundberg) Prisament

Barbara A. Brown

Posted at 11:34am
One of the funniest moments I remember was when we were having a BBQ at our parents house and some younger guys challenged Harry & George Getty to a wrestling match. The younger guys didn't have a chance as Harry & George took them down. I will always remember our brother with only pleasant memories, that in spite of all life dealt him, he never wavered in his love for the Lord. We would have heartfelt spiritual talks from time to time and he would always remind me that God is sovereign in the affairs of men. Praising God to know that this is not the end and that we will be together again. Your Loving sister, Barbara

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