Robert T. Shearer


“Coach” Robert T. Shearer, passed December 6, 2012 at the VA Hospital. Cremation. Born 9-23-23 to Glen and Noni Shearer. Bob spent his life as a teacher and High School football coach. Retiring from coaching at the age of 78. He is a member of the “Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame”. Bob was a WWII Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, son & wife Nancy of 62 years. Bob married Norma Starks on September 26, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Norma; sons, “Spook” & wife Linda, Lawson, MO, Brad & wife Ty, Polo, MO; daughter, Debbie Glenn & husband Rick, Lawson, MO; two grandkids, Chad Glenn & wife Lisa, Lawson, MO, Tiffany Pennington & husband Cody, Kearney, MO; four great grandkids, Kayla & Cody Glenn, Madison & Morgan Pennington, one sister Virginia Nolker, Lawson, MO. A Celebration of His Life will be held 11 am December 15th at Polo High School Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Polo High school in Robert’s name.


  1. Ron Cody on December 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    My condolences to the Shearer family on the passing of “Coach”. I spent 5 years teaching and also did some assistant coaching under Bob. I have very fond memories of him and will always remember learning what the single wing offense was from him. He also had a sense of humor like noone elses.

  2. marvin smith on December 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Coach Shear did not pass away. He just took another coaching position at the Elmira Jr. College. I am sure he is up there now smiling at all the tricks he played on “all of us”. He was a great man, educator and a friend. He will be missed by all. God Bless.

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