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Obituary for Richard Ray "Dickie" Shearer

Richard Ray "Dickie"  Shearer
Funeral services for Richard R. “Dickie” Shearer, 67, of Portales will be at 10:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 14, 2019 at the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ with Pat Boone and Mike Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with Blane Wood, Trey Wood, Ricky Ramirez, J. J. Gonzales, Donny Ake, Scooter Rutherford, Ruben Ortega and Roy Tivis serving as pallbearers. All of the Shearer School Bus Employees and his race track family as well as his other many friends will be honorary pallbearers. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 2-4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.
Richard Ray Shearer, known to family and friends as “Dickie,” was born May 2, 1951 in Muleshoe, TX to the home of Mae (Turner) and Doyle Shearer and died peacefully at his home in Portales on Jan. 10, 2019. The Shearer family moved to Portales when he was six years old. He was a 1969 graduate of Portales High School where he enjoyed auto mechanics. He worked as a truck driver and helped on the family farm for several years. In the early 1970’s he joined the National Guard. Dickie purchased the buses to serve the Floyd School District in 1977, which he later sold. On May 29, 1984 in Muleshoe, he was married to Pat Tivis. They purchased the buses to serve the Portales School District from his dad in 1988.
In 1991, Dickie began breeding Quarter Horses and racing. This was his real love, and through the years he had owned several horses that were very successful. Among those horses were Beduinos Call which won 13 races in a row, as well as Call Me Fast First, Mighty’s First Call, and First Corona Call. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association as well as the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Shearer of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Woody Rickerd of Channing, TX and Tammy and Shawn Wood of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, Kwayde Stevens, Saber and Satin Rickerd, and Cesiley and Laeten Stroud, Trevor and Reagan Marqus, Maia Rose and Kash Wood; a sister, Billie Shearer of Hobbs, NM; four brothers, Jimmie Shearer of Portales, Dennis Shearer of Hobbs, NM and Larry and Jerry Shearer both of Portales. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as by a sister, Betty Shearer and his two sons, Dustin Shearer who died in 2002 and Chad Stroud who died in 2018.

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