He was preceded in death by parents, Betty and Richard and Susan Dearing. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Dearing and children, Chastity, Raymond (Susan), Shawn and Corissa (Ronnie). Step children include, Lorie (Paul) and William (Michelle). There are numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dearing grew up in Louisville, KY and attended Flaget High School. His career spanned 30 years with South Central Bell. In 1974 he became full time president of Local 3310, Communication Workers of America. Later he was appointed to the office of Alabama State Director by the District 3 Offices of Communication Workers of America until his retirement in 1999. More recently Mr. Dearing was an automobile arbitrator working in central Al and the Gulf Coast area.
Mr. Dearing's civic involvement included serving several terms as a board member for Blount County Children's Center and board member for Avadian Credit Union. He was involved with the United Way, Jefferson County and former active member of Voices of the South, Birmingham. He was a huge supporter of the University of Kentucky basketball and formerly a part of the UK alumni club in Birmingham.
Memorial services will be held at Saint Henry Catholic Church in Warrior, AL on Thursday, January 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Saint Brigid Catholic Church, Louisville, KY at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 11.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, the Blount County Children's Center, P.O. Box 906, Oneonta, AL 35121 or the North Baldwin County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 190, Bay Minette, AL 35607.