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Eric Shawn Plear
Date of Birth : January 24,1986
Date of Death : July 20, 2019

Eric Shawn Plear,33, of Dunbar, WV, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a short illness.

Eric was born on January 24, 1986 in Charleston, West Virginia to Cheryl Anderson Plear and Jimmie Burbank Plear. His father preceded him in death. death. He was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church in Cannelton, WV. He was educated in the Kanawha County School System in WV, He attended West Virginia State University where he was majoring in Communications.

Eric was a wonderful, fun-loving young man who had a deep respect for family bonds. At any family gathering, Eric was the life of the party—telling jokes, dancing, singing, and playing video games. He had a special love for the family gatherings at each Thanksgiving in Orange Lake Country Club and Resorts in Orlando, FL He gave his family and friends so much love, and his gift of laughter was contagious. He enjoyed talking and spending quality time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his nightly video games sessions with his cousin, Dakarai Petty.

Eric was preceded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Louise P. and William Alexander Anderson of Cannelton, WV and his paternal grandparents, Dennis and Geraldine Plear of Logan, WV.   He is survived by his mother, Cheryl Plear of Dunbar, WV, his sister, Tonya Plear of New York, NY, his brother, Jeffrey (Tiffany) Plear, Sr. of Charleston, WV; his aunts, Sophie Plear and Irene Plear of Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. Ruth Payne Brown of Baltimore, MD; and Patricia Wilson of Dunbar, WV, his uncles Thomas Plear of Cincinnati, OH, Wayman Wilson of Dunbar, WV, Dennis Marshall (Gloria) Plear of Denver, CO, Lewis Proffitt of Avondale, PA, and W. Marshall Petty of Charleston, WV, nieces Alexandria and Joelle Plear and nephew, Jeffrey Plear, Jr. Additional survivors include a host of cousins and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eric Shawn Plear Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship Fund at the West Virginia State University Foundation, 100 East Hall, PO Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112. Donations can be also be made at foundation@wvstateu.edu

Special services for the family and friends will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street East in Charleston, WV, with the Rev. Matthew J. Watts presiding.

A Celebration of Life Event for the family, friends and acquaintances will be held at the Wilson Student Union at West Virginia State University at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Friends of Eric are invited to speak at the Celebration of Life and to share their favorite memories about Eric.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eric Shawn Plear Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship Fund at the West Virginia State University Foundation, 100 East Hall, P. O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112.

Donations can be made online on the WVSU Foundation site at: https:/connect.wvstateeu.edu

You may send condolences to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Condolences

Judith Gandee , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
Hurricane, West Virginia
Our thoughts are with you. Eric was a fun young man to know. I am thinking about Cheryl and the rest of the family. Love to you all. Judy and Lewis Gandee
Barbara Jones , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Dear Cheryl, How sad I was to read of your son, Eric’s untimely death. There is no way I can know, and can only image, how you feel at this terrible loss. I know your heart must be breaking as you face life without his physical presence. Do know that you are, and will remain, in my prayers during this time of fresh grief, and almost unbearable pain. God is the only source of help during times such as this. Having had Him carry me through the loss of a precious granddaughter, I know he will provide comfort. God bless you. Barbara Jones
Dr. Robert and Ashelon Johnson , Posted on 25 Jul 2019
, North Carolina
The Beautiful Plear Family: Mother Plear, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your vibrant baby boy, Eric \"Bubby\" Shawn Plear. Blessings and Love with you on the loss of your Baby Brother Tonya and to my brother Jeff, please know, I am here for you to talk at anytime. I am praying most importantly for all members of the Plear Family. I would like to leave with you two scriptures that will continue to God you in God\'s love and peace: Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness. Isaiah 51:11 Don\'t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father\'s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going. John 14:1-4 Love to you All-Robert and Ashelon Johnson & Family
Bethany Tincher , Posted on 26 Jul 2019
Inglewood, California
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family.
Senaia Harris , Posted on 26 Jul 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
I am sending my love, hope, faith, and prayers to Eric\'s entire family. I would like to share that though he has passed, he has also transitioned. Energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed. With this in mind, know that Eric has transitioned into the heavens, smiling as a son of God. He has transformed into your guardian angel! Whether it be a precious memory, a song on the radio, or a feather at your door step. He will always be with you. Hand in hand with Jesus, Eric watches over you, forever and always. Blessings upon you all, Amen. SiSi
charley lucas , Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Charleston , West Virginia
My name is Charley Lucas and I worked with Eric at the dog track. We got to be good friends. I just heard of his untimely passing. I’m so sorry for the loss. He touched my life in ways that I can’t even begin to explain and he will truly be missed. God bless
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