Mark Chandler Bear, 40, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, August 20, 2012 at home.
Mr. Bear was a graduate of Chancellor High School and the University of Mary Washington. He was a Virginia State Champion Motocross Racer. He was also an avid competitive surfer. Mr. Bear was known worldwide for his custom pool cues, which he designed and built. He was also a third generation insurance agent with the Bear Agency of Fredericksburg.
Survivors include his daughter, Anna Christy Bear of Spotsylvania whom he shared the loving responsibility of raising with his former wife, Kellie Acors; parents, Eugene and Gloria Christy Bear of Spotsylvania; paternal grandmother, Floretta Kaetzel of Lake Wales, Florida; uncle, Gary Bear of Georgia; and great-uncle, Eugene Day of Georgia.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Thursday, August 23 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22408.