Louisville – Dorothy Victoria Terry Shearer, 91, died on March 28, 2017. She was born on June 29, 1925 in Barren County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Terry, Jr. and Grace Anderson Terry.
She is survived by her husband of seventy years, Marcus Lisle Shearer and their three children, Michael (Anita) Shearer, Hiseville, Judy (David) Blakeman, Lexington and Linda (Tom) Speed, Louisville; five grandchildren, Savannah Speed, New Albany, IN, Jeanne Shearer, Durham, NC, Marc Speed, Knoxville, TN, Michael Blakeman, Lexington and Will Blakeman, Lexington and her brother, William A. Terry, Denmark, SC.
She was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church for over fifty years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union. At the time of her death she was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.
She was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She retired after twenty-seven years of service to the Jefferson County Public Schools, and following retirement, devoted her time to volunteer efforts, including Recording for the Blind, Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief, and the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
After retiring, Marc and Vic traveled extensively, visiting all fifty states, eleven Canadian provinces, and over forty foreign countries on five continents.
Funeral services were held 10:30 am, Friday, March 3. 2017 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville. There was a graveside service at the Hiseville Cemetery at 3:00 pm the same day.
Pallbearers were Marc Speed, Michael Blakeman, Will Blakeman, David Blakeman, Tom Speed, Eddie Shearer, David Powell, and Brian Bennett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, St. Matthews Baptist Church, or Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of the arrangements.