Robert Leon Gear

ROBERT LEON GEAR, 66, of Valley Grove, WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at his residence. Robert was born on November 3, 1956 in Elkins, WV. He was the son of Leon and Lura (White) Gear of West Liberty, WV. Robert was United Methodist by denomination of faith. He retired after 33 and half years at West Liberty University as the supervisor of maintenance and prior was the head of housekeeping. Many will remember Robert for his love of hunting, fishing and working on construction items. Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Lura Gear and a brother, Michael Gear. In addition to his parents, Robert was survived by his wife of 45 years, Tammy (Hunt) Gear of Valley Grove, WV; two children: Timothy Gear of Florida and Leon Gear and his wife, Kristin of Follansbee, WV; 10 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; three brothers: Jimmy Gear of Wellsburg, WV, David Gear of West Liberty, WV and Mark Gear and his wife, Stacey of Beech Bottom, WV; a sister-in-law, Kelly Gear; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 until the time of the funeral service, at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, with Reverend Debra Dague, officiating. Condolences, photos and stories may be viewed or added at