Date of Service: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time of Service: 3:00 PM
Henry Weathers Shearin, 76, of 66 Country Acres Drive, Henderson, NC died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford, NC.
Born in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Henry Jackson and Christine Carter Shearin.
Mr. Shearin was educated in the Wayne County schools. He was a United States Marine Veteran of the Korean War. He joined the Henderson Police department for five years, then joined the Vance County Sheriff’s Department. After a total of thirty-one and a half years, he retired in 1992. He was a member of Gillburg United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., at Gillburg United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Calvin Dickenson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Ellis Shearin; two sons, Nathaniel Ray Shearin and wife Jonnie and Nokomus H. Shearin and wife Melinda, all of Henderson; a step-daughter, Janet Stainback Newton and husband Bob of Creedmoor, NC; a step-son, Talmadge Stainback and wife Joann of Epsom, NC; five grandchildren, a number of half - brothers and sisters, one special half-brother, Doug Shearin, and wife, Linda, of Cheaspeake, VA., Brandon Shearin, Haley Shearin, Nokomus Shearin Jr., Joseph Shearin, and Ryan Shearin; three step-grandchildren, Talmadge Lee Stainback, Kathryn Louise Hedgepeth and husband Butch, and Ashley Danielle Newton; a step-great-grandchild, Mackenzie Hedgepeth; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Sallie Paschall; two sisters, Mildred Parrish and Sarah Bryan; and a brother, Willis A. Shearin.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 66 Country Acres, Henderson.
Serving as active pallbearers will be James Lilly, Bill Lilly, Joe Perry, Herman Breedlove, Donald Johnson, Billy Currin, H.B. Askew, Joe Faucette, and Jerry Allen.
Flowers will be accepted; or memorials may be made to Gillburg United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Jean Pernell, 2744 Rock Mill Road, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Date of Death: Sunday, March 16, 2014