Mark Anthony Dearing, Jr.

Age: 36
Address: Bakersville, North Carolina
Date of Death:  Sunday, November 24, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services

Details: Mark Anthony Dearing, Jr., age 36, of Bakersville, formerly of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of Oklahoma City, OK, he was a son of the late Mark Anthony Dearing, Sr. and his grandfather who raised him, Bill Dearing and Vicky Miller of Oklahoma.  He was also preceded in death by family members, Linda Boycene and Edward Wheeler.  Mark loved helping raise money for the veterans and loved the outdoors.
     Surviving in addition to his mother is his step-grandmother who raised him, Carrie Mae Harris Dearing of Burnsville; paternal grandmother, Francis Meyers of OK; two sisters:  Wendy Wanell Dearing and Francis Jewell Dearing, both of OK; step sister, Brenda Mundy of Burnsville; step-brothers:  Earmel Wheeler and wife, Debbie, of Burnsville and Delane Wheeler and wife, Sherry, of Burnsville; aunt, Bonnie Campbell of OK; uncles: Steven, Randy, Lee, Timmy and Tommy Dearing, all of OK.
     Funeral Services will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Scott Jenkins and Rev. Marvin Silvers will officiate.  Burial will be in the King/Proffitt Cemetery on Elk Shoal.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of Carrie Mae Dearing on Bowditch Street.  To send online condolences, please visit the website:

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