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Lewis Sears

March 4, 1947 — July 22, 2023



Lewis Eugene Sears, born March 4, 1947, departed this life on Saturday, July 22nd at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY, having obtained the age of 76 years.

Born the eldest son of Alma and Dorothy (Keeney) Sears, he leaves behind two cherished daughters, Tamara Brumley (Steven) of Bowling Green, KY and Julia Sears (Danny) of Spartanburg, SC, and two grandchildren he adored, Jacob and Laurel Brumley, both of Bowling Green, KY.  He also leaves behind a companion, Ann Webb, a sister, Kathy Foutch (Robert) of Somerset, KY, and four brothers, Glenn Sears, of Louisville, KY, Virgil Sears (Debbie), Darrell Sears (Debbie), and Gary Sears (Clyda), all of Somerset, Ky,  and an aunt, Elizabeth Hall, also of Somerset, KY. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edwina North Sears, his parents, grandparents, a special niece, April Sears, and an Uncle John Keeney.

He graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1965 and was shortly after drafted in the U.S. Army in 1966, trained for Small Weapons Infantry. Upon completion of his basic and advanced individual training, he was sent to Vietnam, where he served honorably in the infantry with the 1st Cavalry Division.  He attained the rank of Specialist/E4.  Upon completion of his twelve month tour in Vietnam, he served the remainder of his service with the 18th Engineer Battalion.  Through his life he became the owner of Cumberland Refrigeration Supply Company, also serving as the president of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (Somerset Chapter).  Lewis also served as a  Master Mason with the Mt. Gilead Lodge #255. 

He was a wonderful loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be deeply missed.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #38 and Masonic Rites will be preformed by the Mount Gilead Lodge #255.

Burial will be in the Somerset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1999, Memphis, TN, donate on line at or by phone (800) 822-6364.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family. 

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Monday, July 31, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 31, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Military Honors By American Legion Post #38 and Masonic rites by the Mt. Gilead Lodge

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