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He's gone!

I have just learned of the passing, on Nov. 16, 2015, of my friend, my first real love, my old boyfriend, Jack Dearing. You may have remembered my blog about finding him after so many years of not knowing where in the world he was.

He is gone. I am so sad. I have sent my condolences to his wife and family via the guestbook online. I didn't know any of them. I am just so sad to have lost him now!

We have written every now and then since I found him. He has helped me in a lot of small ways. I sent him an E-Christmas card wishing him and his family a happy Christmas, but he didn't get it. Oh dear. This is too sad.

Jack Dearing

WRITTEN BY POSTED: 11/17/2015, 01:11PM

Died: November 16, 2015

Visitation Place: First Church of Christ, Scientist

MATTHEWS - Jack Dearing passed on at home on November 16, 2015. He was predeceased by his father Hal, mother Bea, and brother David.

Jack was a Vietnam helicopter pilot, a Red Cross volunteer, and an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charlotte. He spent his career working in Quality Management, most recently for Conbraco Industries.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathy, his son John, daughter and son-in-law, Beth and John Wilkinson, his brothers Brad and Hal, his sister Rae, and many other loving family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 21 at 3 PM at his beloved church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1048 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, USO, or First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charlotte.

"Lost But Found Again."

Bex & Jack D. Junior Prom 1965

In sadness,


I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals...
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied... not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from "Leaves of Grass, No. 32"] ~


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