David F. Sears Sr.

WILMINGTON— David F. Sears Sr., 77 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.
Born May 31, 1943 in Albany, NY, David Franklin was a son of David Franklin and Margaret Julia (Pierce) Sears. He honorably served in the United States Navy, and on June 13, 1970 went on to marry MaryAnne Kelly.
One who enjoyed sports, David followed the Chicago Bears, as well as Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed nature, had nautical interests and just enjoyed being outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Sears; son, David Franklin Sears, Jr. (Jennie); daughter, Christine Anne Sears-Williams (Clifton); granddaughter, Madison Alayjah Williams; grandsons: Kordell Elijah Williams and Quintyn David Williams; one sister, Connie Schwartz and numerous nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Brian Sears; brother, Jack Sears and brother-in-law, Phillip Schwartz.
Per David’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a COVID observant memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow.
Those wishing to participate in the memorial service virtually are welcome to join the live stream on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. A link for the event will be available on David’s memorial page.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share David’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/David-SearsSr
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.