Paul Wears Jr.


Paul "Double J." Wears Jr., 66, of Garden City, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Paul "Double J." Wears Jr., 66, of Garden City, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Aug. 20, 1946, to Paul R. Sr. and Ruth Hackett Wears.

A Garden City resident since 1974, Mr. Wears worked as a truck driver for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, his family and grandchildren, and he was an avid KU sports fan.

On Dec. 10, 1976, he married Cheryl G. Kells in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Tanner Wears of Wichita; a daughter, Shannon Garza of Garden City; his mother, Ruth Wears of Waverley, Texas; two sisters, Shirley Schweikhard of Ohio, and Kay Davee of Waverley; a daughter-in-law, Kristina Wears of Wichita; a son-in-law, Juan Garza of Garden City; and seven grandchildren, Juan Maldonado, Shelby Wears, Dezire Maldonado, Anna Maldonado, Saleen Wears, Alex Garza and MaryJane Garza. He was preceded in death by his father.

A private family service will take place at a later date.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City is handling arrangements.


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