Harold C. Rhear, 97, of Paducah, KY., passed away at 4:00 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his residence.
He was the owner and operator of Harold's Institutional Foods. Harold was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and served in the United States Army during WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Lorene Rector Rhear of Paducah, KY.; niece, Betsy Schultz and husband Darrell of Mayfield, KY.; nephews, Mac Allen of Humboldt, TN., Wayne Rhear of Jackson, TN., and Lynn Allen of Venice, CA.; grand-nephew, Dustin Schultz of Mayfield, KY.; grand-niece, Megan Schultz of Mayfield, KY.; and a cousin, Joanne Golden of Paducah, KY.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, William Christian Rhear and Emma Bishop Rhear; 5 sisters; and 2 brothers.
Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Mt. Kenton Cemetery with Rev. Jamie Broome officiating.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Church, 3465 Buckner Lane, Paducah, KY 42001.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.