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Memorial — Rev. Dr. Garrett Lear, The Patriot Pastor

April 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Westview Cemetery
520 Bedford St
Lexington, MA 02420

Rev. Dr. Garrett Lear, The Patriot Pastor
July 22, 1948 A.D. – January 25, 2021 A.D.

Please join us for a graveside service on Patriots Day, 19 April 2021 A.D. at 11:00 A.M. at the Westview Cemetery in Lexington, Massachusetts to honor Rev. Dr. Garrett Lear.

Garrett was a loved and respected past Vice President and Assistant Chaplin of the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution. He also served on the National Society Chaplin’s Committee. He was highly decorated, having been awarded The Patriot Medal and The Roger Sherman award with oak leaf cluster. He also served on the Henry Knox Color Guard for the Massachusetts Society. He was inducted in The Lexington Minutemen in 2016. Garrett was frequently seen at untold parades and events such as the Patriots Day Parade in Concord, Memorial Day Parades throughout the state and Plymouth’s Thanksgiving Hometown Parade.

He was known as a person with a passionate and well-articulated Biblical worldview and over the years amassed an extensive personal library, of which he was very proud. He founded The Well of Living Christian Ministries in 1980 when he entered into full time ministry. He was an equally passionate defender of the United States Constitution. Garrett founded The Patriot Pastor and The Heroes of American Liberty – The Black Robed Regiment for the 20th Century. Garrett was a member and instructor of National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies, Camp Constitution, third generation Member of The American Legion, member of and/or active in the Bunker Hill Monument Association, New England Genealogical Society and We The People to name only a few of his associations. In short Garett loved his country dearly.

Born in Boston he spent his early years in Lexington, MA and North Hampton, NH. He attended Lexington Schools until he was inducted in the corps of cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and served in the US Army where he was honorably discharged. Garrett Lear is survived by his wife Kathi, three children, and five grandchildren.

“We will have no king, but King Jesus.” The Patriot Pastor Garrett Lear

Graveside Service Program

Patriots day — April 19, 2021 A.D.
11:00Escort of Ms. Lear to grave siteHenry Knox Color Guard
11:05Invocation and RemarksRich Howell, Lexington Minutemen
11:20Remembrances of Garrett LearAll
11:35Laying of WreathCommander Jack Cunningham, Henry Knox Color Guard
11:40Presentation of Flag flown over State House to Kathi LearPresident Edward Hoak, MASSAR
11:45Musket Salute to Garrett LearHenry Knox Color Guard
11:50BenedictionRich Howell, Lexington Minutemen

COVID-19 Information

The Governor’s Order #63 of March 18, 2021, appended March 22nd, limits on gatherings:

  • Gatherings at private residences — 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors
  • Gatherings at event venues and in public settings — 100 people indoors, 150 people outdoors
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