Michael Lear

Michael E. Lear

Sunday, September 14th, 1952 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Michael “Mike” E. Lear, 66, Independence, MO passed away June 11, 2019. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am, Friday, June 21 at Speaks Suburban Chapel; cremation. Visitation will be 6–8 pm, Thursday, June 20 at the chapel. The family requests contributions to the Mid-America Chapter of Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #202, Mission, KS 66202.
Mike was born Sept. 14, 1952 in Urbana, MO and attended Mizzou before graduating from CMSU with a B.S. in Accounting. He worked for the Jackson County government for over forty-four years and was the Assistant Director of Management Information Systems. He was always involved in his sons’ activities and was a soccer and basketball coach. Recently, he was busy attending his grandchildren’s games. He was a Past President of the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (M.Y.S.A.). He was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He loved trips to Disney World in Orlando, FL and had visited there many times.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother Georgetta Lawrence and half-brother Richard Harbison. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years Kitty Lear, of the home; sons Michael Lear, Jr. and wife Sherry, Blue Springs, MO; Mark Lear and wife Amber; Chris Lear and wife Chelsea, all of Independence, MO; his father Bob Lear and wife Shirley, Lincoln, MO; sister Debbie Newman and husband Bill, Stover, MO; half-brother Rob Lear and wife Stephanie; half-sister Renea Peters and husband Chris, all of Lee’s Summit, MO; half-brother Randy Harbison and wife Jeannie, Holden, MO; step-brother Bob Harbison and wife Kim, Slidell, LA and grandchildren Megan, Emilee, Brendan, Hayden, Attis, Phoebe and great-grandson Tucker.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment



Donations are being accepted for: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter.

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Posted at 04:16pm
I worked with Mike at Jackson County in the MIS department, where I was the computer operations supervisor. The best thing I remember about him was when he asked me if he could take one of my employees. He didn't have to ask since he was like one of my bosses, but he knew how important this employee was to me and he was kind enough to ask. I also remember a time when he had car trouble and I had to take him home from work.

I'm sorry I missed the visitation, wish I could have been there. He was a generous and kind person.

John Skelton

Randy Shafer

Posted at 07:04pm
I was a fraternity brother of Mike (better known to me as Learjet). I am very sorry to learn of his passing. So many memories of Learjet-football games and dances at the house, too many parties and not enough studying, playing spades, hanging on the blue wave and much more. He was a great guy and though our paths had not crossed in many years, I still considered him a friend. Again I am very sorry for your lost.

Michael Lear Posted at 11:11pm

Randy, thank you for your memory of dad. Michael, Jr.

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