Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Douglas Wasson Shearer
Douglas W. Shearer Sr.
Douglas Wasson Shearer, age 79, died Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the Clarksdale Hospital, just one mile from where he was born at home on December 27, 1938. Doug was the son of William and Beatrice Brown Shearer. He was preceded in death by his wife Claudette Cox Shearer and his son, Douglas Wasson Shearer, Jr. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Carolyn Murphy Shearer and grandsons, Tom Shearer and Bing Shearer of California. He is also survived by brothers Donald Shearer, Kenneth Shearer and Robert B. Shearer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leighton Shearer. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The service will be at Meredith- Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale with Pastor Neville Vanderburg of St. Paul's United Methodist Church presiding. There will be a visitation at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28, followed by the funeral at 2:00 PM. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica, Mississippi.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Doug graduated from Dublin High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. Doug had a long career in the farm equipment business with the Case and International dealers at Farm Service Center and Stringer International company. Doug suffered a disabling illness from "Whipple's Disease" when he was fifty-six years old. Doug and Claudette had been married fifty-four years at the time of her death in 2016. Since Claudette's death, Doug had lived at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
Doug was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
We thank God for all the people who cared about Doug and especially those we mention here.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Clarksdale Nursing Center for their attention and care for the last two years of Doug's life. We also want to thank Dr. Gus Berryhill, Dr. Faseeh Hididi, Dr. Roger Weiner, Dr. Pillow and Dr. Cassada for their care over the years.
We want to acknowledge and thank Dr. Deshazo of Memphis for diagnosing and treating Doug for the very rare ailment of "Whipples Disease" over twenty-two years ago.
We also want to thank the kind and thoughtful members of St. Paul's Methodist Church who regularly visited Doug during the last two years.
We want to thank Doug's good and lifelong friend Joe Reaves for taking the time to visit and minister to Doug during the last two years.