Ray Anthony ‘Tony’ Bear


Ray Anthony “Tony” Bear, 57, of Hillsboro, passed away ThursdayMay 4, 2023, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born Nov. 10, 1965, in Wilmington, Ohio, the son of the late Charles William “Bill” Bear and Ruth (Foster) Wagner.

Tony proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was the owner and operator of Bear Mechanical, LLC for over 22 years. He was a member of Hillsboro VFW Post #9094, the Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, and the Sardinia Masonic Lodge #254 F&AM. Tony was also a member of the NRA and Whitetails Unlimited. Tony was a working man. He loved to run equipment. Always looking for a new project, he enjoyed ATV riding and spending time at a family farm in Kentucky. He loved anything outdoors.

Tony loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Tony is survived by his wife, Laura Bear, whom he married on Nov. 6, 2015; daughter, Ashlee Bear (Tyler Gregory); stepdaughter, Hannah Majoewsky; three siblings, Heith (Linda) Butler, Dathan (Patricia) Bear and Rebecca (Doug) Geiger; nephew, Eric Bear; his loyal dog, Bella Jane; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Robin Michelle Bear; a son, Michael Anthony Bear; and a brother, Charles Dupre “Chuck” Bear.

A private celebration of Tony’s life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to KAMP Dovetail, c/o SATH, 5350 W. New Market Rd., Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.

The Turner & Son Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.

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