Edward Bruce Mears Jr.


Mr. Edward Bruce “E.B.” Mears Jr., 62, a resident of New Church, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at his home. A native of New Church, he was the son of the late Edward Bruce Mears and the late Jolena Hopkins Mears. E.B. was a carpenter for Cartwright Construction and a musician who played at Seacrets.

He is survived by two children, Elaine Brooke Stanley-Smith and her husband, Justin, of Alberta, Canada, and Hunter Gabrielle Gurel and her husband, Dallas, of Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren, Ryley Mears, Nolan Stanley-Smith, Zoey Stanley-Smith, and Kade Gurel; two brothers, Darryl Mears, of Michigan, and Tony Mears, of Willis Wharf.

A tribute and Celebration of Life service was held Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bloxom Fire Company, 15312 Bayside Drive, Bloxom, with Bobby Blankenship officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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