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Clell "CR" Mears

April 3, 1927 — February 22, 2023


Clell Rife “C.R.” Mears of Summersville, Kentucky, son of the late Willie Rife Mears and Jennie Bloyd Mears, was born on Sunday, April 3, 1927 in Green County and departed this life on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at his home. He was 95 years, 10 months, and 19 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church. He completed four years at Greensburg High School in 1945. He then went to Campbellsville Junior College and graduated in 1946. While at college, he met Charlotte Case and began dating. After they married, they both taught school. Charlotte taught at New Hope and C.R. taught at Walnut Spring. He then went to work in the Engineers office at Fort Knox where he retired as a Management Analyst after 31 years. During that time, he was drafted. He was a Korean War Veteran having served in the United States Army from November 1952 until November 1954. After retirement he and Charlotte moved back to Green County to the farm where he was born where he raised black angus cattle and was a member of the Green County Cattleman's Association.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Charlotte Case Mears on October 31, 2018 having united in marriage on August 27, 1947.

Survivors include a niece: Brenda Jenkins of Louisville; cousin: R. L. Mears of Ohio; special caretakers and friends: James and Janie Borders of Campbellsville; special friends: Tilford and Sandy Loy of Columbia; and host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Mears was also preceded in death by a brother and sister: Leonard Mears and Hazel Foster.

Thank you for sharing Christian kindness and friendship with C.R. and his family through the years.


The funeral services for C.R. Mears will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Central Time, Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Bro. Dannie Nelson officiating.

Visitation is requested after 9:30 A.M., Central Time, Sunday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.

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James Borders, Dean Warren, Larry Compton,

Guy Whitlow, Randy Pottinger, Greg Reliford


Danny Hodges, David Hodges, Bobby Dial, Tom Sanders, Aaron Mears

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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