We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gateway Funerals & Cremation
Harold Sears was called home to the Lord on July 26, 2021 at the age of 100. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis of 73 years, 2 younger siblings (Betty and Gib), 2 children Nancy (husband Craig) and Kent (wife Peggy). He has 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 5 (#6 on the way) great, great grandchildren.
Harold came from a modest beginnings where he worked hard and upon turning 21 he joined the Navy to pilot a recon plane during WWII in the South Pacific. After being discharged from the Navy, he went home to Kansas where he enrolled into Manhattan Bible College and met the love of his life, Phyllis. She was a recent graduate of MBC and secretary for the President of the University. A grand love was born and they were married on August 6, 1948. Their first child, Nancy was born in Sept 1950 followed by Kent in May 1953. He said he never had a job a day in his life. He was a wise man and able to make sound investments where he could devote time to his family.
He lived his life reading and preaching the word of God and never squandered a day of it. On his 100th birthday he was celebrated by his family, veterans of Topeka, KS and was featured on a local news station with an interview where he stated “he loved his life” and that he did. To his grandchildren when they woke up cranky in the mornings he would have them throw their hands up and say “Hey it’s great to be alive!”. He knew how to make someone smile even when they didn’t want to.
He had many friends and colleagues that looked up to the great man that he was. He lived life to the fullest and taught many of us to do the same. He will be deeply missed but we know he is in the hands of the Lord watching over us all.
Graveside services will be announced at a later date to inter his ashes to the graveside plot in Cedar, KS.