Thomas Clark Shearer, 1927-2014

My father died of pneumonia about 2:20 this afternoon, Mountain Standard Time. He was 87, and as I have mentioned previously, in an advanced state of dementia; he had been virtually speechless for over a year.

I hope I may have more to say later, but I do not think I shall be fit to write anything for the next few days.


  1. I’m sorry.

    Praying for you and for him.

  2. Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry!
    May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
    If you, LORD, keep account of sins, Lord, who can stand?
    But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.
    I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and I hope for his word.
    My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak.
    More than sentinels for daybreak, let Israel hope in the LORD,
    For with the LORD is mercy, with him is plenteous redemption,
    And he will redeem Israel from all its sins

    Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    Let us pray.
    We beg you, O Lord, to absolve the soul of your servant., from every bond of his sins, so that in the glorious resurrection he may be awakened to new life in the company of your saints and your elect. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

  3. You, your father, and your family will be in my prayers. I lost my Dad this August, too. It is a hard one.


  4. Jeff Ambrose says

    My condolences, Tom. You and he are in my prayers.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss.

  6. My condolences. I lost my father years ago; it’s hard. You and he will be in my prayers.

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

  7. I echo all of the above heartfelt sentiments Mr. Simon. I too lost my father long ago when I was (what I believe now) quite young. At the time I had no idea what I lost. Over time I grew in pain, but eventually solace that, God willing, my father was praying for me now. May you and your entire family be transformed by the love above every other love.

  8. Eternal memory. Grant to your servant, O Lord,
    Blessed repose and eternal memory.

  9. Stephen J. says

    God be with you in your hour of trial, and your father in his hour of glory.

  10. James R. Asher says

    Sorry to hear it. May the mercy of Christ be with him, and you.

  11. Suburbanbanshee says

    Please accept my condolences. Still praying.

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