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Jeffrey Fields Dearing

March 9, 1950 — August 11, 2010

Jeffrey Fields Dearing, age 60, of Moorefield WV, formerly of Lynchburg, VA, passed away in the Cardiac Care Unit, at The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA, at 11:32 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2010. He courageously fought to live a life he loved with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, 9 months, and 10 days, Tara Harrington Dearing. They had a love and a bond for each other that can never be severed. Jeff was a very proud father to four wonderful children and their partners, three sons, Jason Harrington Dearing, of Montgomery, AL, Justin Andrew Dearing and his wife, Megan Jessica Sims Dearing, of Charleston, SC, Jared Michael Dearing and his wife, Tiffany Dawn Bush Dearing, of Cross Lanes, WV, and his daughter, Tessa Michelle Dearing, of Mt. Crawford, VA, and her boyfriend, Marcus Andrew Sensabaugh, of Mt. Sidney, VA. The love Jeff had for his family was so great. He thought the sun rose and set in each of them. In addition to his wife and children, Jeff leaves a sister, Florence Elizabeth Dearing, of Stuarts Draft, VA, and a nephew, James Daniel Webster, of Stuarts Draft, VA. Jeff had numerous cousins in his family who are also sharing in the grief of his loss. The relatives in Tara?s family were also very close to Jeff and are also grieving his loss at this time. Jeff had a deep and abiding faith in God. He was a proud member and Elder of the Moorefield Presbyterian Church, where he participated in the choir, the Discussion Sunday School class, and served as Chair of the Worship Committee. His words of wisdom shared with others were always well thought out and stated so succinctly. All who knew Jeff will sorely miss his presence. For the last 30 years Jeff was a Human Resources Manager having attained the status of Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), an occupation that he loved, knew, and practiced so very well. Jeff worked in this capacity at various locations throughout the south and southeast, but most recently he was employed for the last nine years with Pilgrim?s Pride Corporation in Moorefield, WV. He leaves behind a staff that he very much enjoyed working with and considered them not only employees, but friends. Jeff was a man of honor and integrity and he expected the same of others. He was trustworthy, a confidante, a leader, a very intelligent man, an encourager, a humorous person, a fantastic husband, an outstanding father, and a true friend to all. The love he had for his family was abiding, deep and never ending. He was so very proud of his wife?s accomplishments and of everything his children had done in their lives. He wanted to live to walk his daughter down the aisle and to one day see his grandchildren. He fought a mighty courageous battle with this horrible illness. We will never forget Jeffrey and his beautiful smile and words of wisdom that he shared almost on a daily basis. We want to celebrate and honor the life of Jeffrey Fields Dearing. Jeff was born on March 9, 1950, in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, VA, to John William Dearing, Jr., and Linda Olive Fields Dearing. Thirteen months later his only sister and sibling, Florence Elizabeth Dearing, would arrive in the family. Jeff enjoyed times during family gatherings playing with cousins and finding all sorts of things to get into. He was a boy scout, a crossing guard, an acolyte at church, and he learned to play the accordion. Later in life Jeff had the desire to learn to fly and he took lessons to become a private pilot. Jeff was an avid reader and he loved history. He earned his Bachelor?s Degree in History from Lynchburg College, in Lynchburg, VA in 1972, and his Master?s Degree in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Lynchburg College in1992, with his family by his side. He coached Little League Baseball and Football, and attended his children?s academic and sporting events to cheer and support them in their endeavors. Jeff was a goal setter and worked to achieve all that he set out to do. He actively shaped and molded his children?s lives and was a true example to others of how to live one?s life. He encouraged his wife to get her college degree and then to achieve her Masters Degree. He was proud of all of her accomplishments and the family life that they had made together. Jeffrey Fields Dearing, you, will be remembered forever and will never be forgotten. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church with Pastor Katherine C. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow with graveside committal rites at 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA. The family will receive friends from 4 ? 8 PM Sunday at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington St. Memorials may be directed to the charity of choice.
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