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Gary H. MearsMay 23, 1936 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 81)
Gary H. Mears, Lieutenant General (U.S. Air Force, Retired), 81, passed away on January 3, 2018, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He was born on May 23, 1936 in Boone, Iowa.
Gen. Mears was commissioned in 1958 and proudly served for 35 years. His last duty assignment was serving as Director of Logistics (J4) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gary was an avid golfer, reader, and sports fan who loved God, his family, and his country.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jacqueline; children, Gregory Mears, Kimberly Allen, and Tracie Wells (Drew); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Judith Mears; and 2 nieces.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m., at Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alliance Defending Freedom.