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Cyrus Joshua Fears

January 22, 1943 ~ December 9, 2014

Josh Fears was born January 22, 1943 in fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Cyrus and Willie Mae Fears.

He married Joyce Ann Ward on august 13, 1966 in Caldwell, Kansas.

Mr. Fears was a retired school teacher and a U.S. Army Veteran. He passed this life on December 9, 2014 in Muldrow, Oklahoma at the age of 71.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Joyce Fears of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Rebecca Fears of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Gary Condren of Muldrow, Oklahoma; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Rhonda Fears; brother-in-law, Steve and Brenda Ward of Caldwell, Kansas; sister-in-law, Jean Ellen Ward of Caldwell, Kansas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Matthew Fears and parents Cyrus and Willie Mae Fears.

Memorials may be given in memory of Josh to the American Heart Association, (5700 N. Portland Avenue #203, Oklahoma City, OK 73112) or to the First Baptist Church, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, for mission ministries (1400 Grand Ave. Ft. Smith, Arkansas 72901).

Visitation will be held 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Schaeffer Mortuary.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Goodel Cemetery, Drury, Kansas.

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The Fleetwoods

Family and Friends - 12/12/2014

It was an honor to have known Josh Fears. He was a great educator and great person.

Josh had a positive influence not only on his students but on everyone he came in contact with.

His legacy will live on through the many students that had the privilege of being in his classroom of education and his classroom of real life.

J.W. Fleetwood


Marilyn Misak

Family and Friends - 12/13/2014

So sorry for your loss. He was a great person. I am glad I got to see him Memorial Day. Blessings to you all.


Dave and Peggy Ginn

Family and Friends - 12/13/2014

We are so sorry for your loss. I worked for many administrators and Josh was one of my favorites. He loved the students and was a wonderful example to them. He was always very professional. He and I worked together and started, with ESA, the St. Jude's Mathathon. Joyce and Jason, may God surround you with His comfort and love.


Morris and Colleen (Walcher) Meeker

Family and Friends - 12/14/2014

We heard of Josh's passing and was told his graveside was on Monday. Morris was checking the time on this website and found out it was Saturday. We were so sorry to miss it and see you. He was a good teacher and sponsor and we loved your family at our church. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.


Priscilla Mattingly Rinehart

Family and Friends - 12/15/2014

Joyce and Jason, I was so sadden to find out about Josh and that I missed the visitation and graveside service. He was a wonderful teacher and I have so many memories of the times that I babyset with Jeff during your time at South Haven. I have so enjoyed our sharing of Christmas cards/letters over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love as always.



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