James W. Lear, 80, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born Saturday, December 07, 1940 in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Theodore & Mabel Kavanaugh Lear. James was a material handler for Huttig for 19 years, he was member of Flatwood Baptist Church where he was also a deacon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lear; sons, Anthony Lear, James Cecil Lear, Bobby Douglas Lear; brothers, Theodore Lear & James Lear. Survivors include sisters, Bertha Mitchell, of Lexington, Odessa Clark, of Indiana; sisters-in-laws, Patricia Dunn, of Lexington, Cynthia Penman, of Lancaster, Elizabeth Burrios, of Lexington; brothers-in-laws, Carl (Mildred) Dunn, of Lexington, Michael (Carolyn) Dunn, of Lexington, Paul Dunn, of Lancaster; grandchildren, Cecil, James D., Marlon, Bobby, Audriana, Josh, Betty; several great-grandchildren & a special nephew, Ronnie Lear, of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 20,2021 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald Roberts & Rev. Alfred Glasper officiating . Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Per request of the family, facial coverings and social distancing are required to attend services. Friends and family may share memories or leave condolences on his tribute wall at: www.ramsey-young.com. Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.