Joey Shear, 55, of Tifton passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at home with his family. He was born February 2, 1967 in Tifton, GA. Joey was definitely one of a kind; he made friends everywhere he went. He was always lending a helping hand, and working with hardly any pay, always ready to assist one in need. Joey got these traits from his grandpa, Frank Wiley.
There was nothing he could not do, from rebuilding my home to working on vehicles, to any and all repairs needed to help his fellow man. He was known for his generosity to anyone who needed a helping hand. Joey was always his sister, Vickie’s pet. She loved him dearly and would turn the moon for him. Pam and I loved Joey very much, but we never petted him as much. Pam always assisted Joey in many ways and many times when he needed help. Joey was very fun loving and mischievous. He kept us all on our toes for sure, and he always found a way to make people laugh and forget the troubles of the world. Joey will be dearly missed by his family and friends everywhere. He loved his Mama dearly and lived with her much of his lifetime. He was an excellent cook, preparing many meals for her.
Joey’s last years were hard for him due to cancer. He struggled with severe pain. During this time, he read the Bible and prayed and got saved, giving his heart to Jesus Christ. He was ready to meet his Savior. Thank you to our Father God, Savior Jesus Christ, and Comforter, Holy Ghost. Thank you, Joey, for any and all assistance you gave to me, your Mama as we were seeing after each other.
Survivors include his parents, mother, Betty Paulk of Tifton; father, Henry Shear and wife April Shear of Lake Park; daughter, Chayney Shear of Valdosta, and four grandchildren; siblings, Sisters, Vickie Knight of Tifton, and Pam Young of Tifton; step sisters, Jona Paulk McChesney of Athens, and Tiffany O’Brien of Gainesville, FL; step brother, Dutch Paulk of Tifton; bother in law, Lee Knight and was his dear friend; nieces, Samantha Vice, Candice Young, Kristen Sappe, and Amanda Vincent; nephews, Dallas Peek, and Alex Burdette; many great nieces, great nephews, brothers and sisters- in- laws. All of whom Joey dearly loved.
At Joey’s request, his cremains will be scattered at a place he and his dad loved to go and fish together, which is the Willacoochee River. They made a lot of special memories there together and will fish together again one day.
I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill. Psalms CH 3, Verse 4
We as the family of Joey want to express our heartfelt gratitude to any and all that touched the last few years of his life and a very special thank you to: Traditions Health Hospice & Pallative Care and staff of Tifton. They took such excellent care of him and so much love and kindness above and beyond we thank you and love to all. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.purvisfh.com. Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.