Associated Press Published

Alderson Broaddus Plans Memorial for Former Leader

Richard Shearer

Alderson Broaddus University says it will hold a service in memory of former President Richard Shearer this weekend.

The “Service of Remembrance” is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Wilcox Campus on the university’s campus in Philippi.

Shearer died on Oct. 6 at his home in Philippi. He was 95.

Shearer served as Alderson-Broaddus’ president from 1951 until he retired in 1983. He was inducted into the Alderson-Broaddus Battler Hall of Fame in April along with his son, Richard Shearer, Jr.