Brian L. Chears


Died: May 19, 2013
PEKIN ~ Brian Lee Chears, 24 of Pekin passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his home.;He was born March 5, 1989 in Pekin to Paula (Schurman) Gardner and John T Chears, Jr.;Surviving are his parents, both of Pekin, one sister, Lori (James) Durbin of Pekin, two grandmothers, Anna Herberger of Pekin, Opal Keen of Lewistown and several aunts, uncles and cousins.;Brian was preceded in death by one brother, Christopher C. Chears on September 28, 1988 in Macomb and two grandfathers.;Brian was a graduate of Pekin Community High School, class of 2008 where he was involved in the "Best Buddys" program.;He was a member of First Assembly of God / Driven Church in Pekin. He had also been active with the Fusion Youth Center.;Brian loved Power Rangers, watching wrestling and "Unwrapped" on television, playing video games with his brother-in-law and going fishing with his uncles and spending time with his family.;Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Shane Hawkins will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow the service and burial of ashes will be at a later date.;Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois, 530 N.E. Glen Oak, Peoria, IL 61637.;To express condolences online, visit

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322