Lonnie Shear

Celebration of Waynesville man’s life Sunday at high school

Lonnie Schear, 70, of West Ellis Drive in Waynesville, died following the crash on Oxford State Road near Radabaugh Road.

His wife, Connie Schear, 69, a passenger in the vehicle, was seriously injured in the crash.

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Schear, a long-time employee of LCNB Bank, worked for 47 years at what was originally known as the Waynesville National Bank. He was a local leader involved in community events, including the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival and the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Schear’s obituary indicated he was a member of Waynesville High School’s first football team and served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam era.

Asked about his military service, Schear would respond, “I am a Marine, once a Marine, always a Marine,” according to his obituary.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Waynesville High School Gym. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Waynesville Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1042, Waynesville, OH 45068 and/or the Wayne Township Fire and Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 264, Waynesville, OH 45068.

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