Dr. Robert J. Shearer


Visitation Details

Graveside Service Details
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 11:00 AM
Monday, November 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 Green Hill Cemetery











Dr. Robert J. Shearer, 79 of Etowah, TN passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his residence. Robert practiced dentistry in Etowah for 35 years and worked at Ridgewood Golf Course after retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Army National Guard as a full Colonel. He was very active in the community.

Robbie is preceded in death by his parents, Brown and Florence Shearer and son, Robert Scott “Scottie” Shearer.

Survivors include wife of 60 years: Barbara Shearer; daughter: Kathy Shearer; brother and sister-in-law: Jim and Deborah Bussart; sister and brother-in-law: Sarah and Mickey Rumsey; nephews: Ben Rumsey and Tim Bussart; niece Suzanne Bussart LaForgia; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, and proceed to Green Hill Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m. graveside service with Sam Melton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 27th in the south chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oak Wood Drive, Chattanooga TN, 37416.





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  1. Perry Duncan and the Duncan family December 4, 2017

    Kathy and family,
    God bring you, your mom, and family comfort continually. My condolences to you and your family. Peace, Perry and the Duncan family

  2. Jacquiln Lee November 30, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Jack, Jean & Kim McDaniel November 28, 2017

    Words cannot express how deeply we appreciate your family. May God bring you comfort now and always. You are in our prayers.

  4. Tina Lee November 27, 2017

    Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Tina Lee

  5. Linda Sherman November 27, 2017

    Barb and Kathy, I am truly sorry for your loss.Prayers for peace and comfort for you both. I will never forget the wonderful lemon pie you made for me during chemo . That was the most delicious pie ever!! Love and prayers..Linda

  6. MICHAEL AND TAMMY MCDANIEL November 27, 2017

    He was my scout leader (Explorers), my dentist, and my friend. He meant a lot to me.

  7. Nancy thompson November 27, 2017

    Barbara and Kathy, so sorry for your lost of a very good husband and father. Robbie was an outstanding example of a Christian man. Love, Nancy

  8. Sharon Curtner November 27, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss Barbara and Kathy and the rest of the family and friends.
    I am honored to have spent time with Robbie at Brown Hill Church in Tellico Plains along with Barbara and Kathy. So glad Sam Melton will be part of his service.
    My parents Wayne and Sylvia Cook miss Robbie and seeing Barbara and Kathy also.

    With love and sympathy,
    Sharon Curtner

  9. Debbie Haney November 27, 2017

    Barbara & Kathy,

    So sorry for your loss of Robert. He was such a gentleman and an excellent dentist. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  10. Angela Stewart Long November 27, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. Shearer’s pasding. He was my dentist for many many years. We know he is in a much better place and rejoicing with Scottie. Love and prayers to you all..

  11. Susan Healan Burris November 27, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We still remember the good times when we were kids coming to your house and having so much fun. Nobody can take from you all the good memories that you and Robby had together. Take care, Love, Susan

  12. Margaret Pickett November 27, 2017

    Barbara and Cathy, So sorry to hear about Robbie. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you and Cathy.

  13. Elsie Moore November 26, 2017

    Barbara I am so sorry you lost Robbie. He was a nice person and a good dentist.
    Again, I am so sorry.

    Elsie Moore

  14. Amy Triplett November 26, 2017

    Prayers for you all during this difficult time…..


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