Joseph G. Gear
November 10, 1936 - October 23, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
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Joseph G. Gear, age 83, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, in his home where he was surrounded by family who loved him dearly. Joe was born in Stewardson, Illinois on November 10, 1936, to the late Arthur Gear and Ruth E. Habben Gear. When Joe was two weeks old, the family moved to…

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Roberta Schonemann left a message on October 31, 2020:
Joe built our home 45 years ago, but he was in touch with us almost to his last days. When the building was complete, I asked Joe for a list of contacts in case any work, repair, or maintenance would be needed. Instead, he told me to call him if there was a problem. There were hardly any, but when I called, he came to the rescue. Although he will forever be with us, he will remain sorely missed and fondly, gratefully remembered. Rest in peace, dear friend Joe!
Linda & Denny Miller left a message on October 28, 2020:
Our sincere condolences to a true gentleman. Honest, fun loving, caring for mankind even on the golf course! We still live in and love the home he built for us. Rest In Peace Joe. Boiler Up
Todd Clark left a message on October 28, 2020:
Like many, I met Joe when I needed to find a contractor to remodel an old Texaco station on old 25 North. By the end of that project Joe was a great friend. He even invited me to join him and a number of other building tradesmen who met every Sunday morning at 6:00am to golf at the old Purdue North course. I don't think I ever had so much fun golfing as with those gentlemen. For the next 30 years Joe was a great friend and fellow Boiler/Cub fan. I feel so fortunate that God put Joe in my life. Todd Clark, DVM
Bill Lewellen left a message on October 27, 2020:
To Mary: just learned of Joe's passing and wanted to send you our sincere condolences. We remember the two of you fondly, and are still enjoying living in the house Joe built for us.
Kay Conner & Dick Walton left a message on October 27, 2020:
To Mary and all of your family, Dick and I were so sorry to hear from Roberta a few days ago that Joe was not doing well and glad that we all got to gather at Roberta’s house a few months ago. Joe built our house in 1990-91 and we moved in a week before the huge ice storm in March 1991. Joe and crew helped us enormously after that horrible event. We had been warned that building a house could be very stressful on a marriage. With Joe in charge, it was never stressful, only a delight, and we considered Joe and Mary dear friends since that time. You are in our thoughts, Mary. Kay & Dick
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Jeri and J D Hatfield left a message on October 27, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to Mary and family. Joe and Carl built our house in West Point in 1973 and we are still living here and it is still a strong and beautiful house. The time we spent with Joe while he was building our house was some of the happiest times. He was so sweet and agreeable about everything we wanted and even changed some things mid-build for me. When we had moved in, but the house wasn't quite finished yet, we had to go out of town for my grandmother's funeral. When we came home, Joe was vacuuming inside. Above and beyond duty. . We hadn't seen him for years, but we always considered him a friend. He was a really good guy and I know you all will miss him. You are in our prayers.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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