Damon Alexander Schares, 42, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his Heavenly home on Monday, September 21, 2020.
Damon was born on June 10, 1978 in Sherman, Texas to Dr. Bill and Bobbie (Ledford) Schares. Damon was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and studied Horticulture at North Central Texas College. Damon married Sonja Kemper on November 7, 2015. Damon loved gardening and enjoyed the produce he grew in his garden. He and Sonja spent many hours canning and putting up the many vegetables that they harvested. He enjoyed music, poetry, watching Sean play football and playing games with Houston. Damon loved his family tremendously and gained great joy in being “Paps” to both Bralynn and Wrenley.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja Schares; parents, Bill and Bobbie Schares, son, Sean Schares, son, Houston Schares, son, Cole Kemper, daughter, Cheyenne Wilson and husband, Wade, daughter, Rebekah Kemper, grandchildren, Bralynn Wilson and Wrenley Wilson; sister, Dana Schares; sister, Donna Broyles, brother, Dallas Schares; brother, Billy Schares and wife, Melissa; brother, Douglas Schares and wife, Tami; as well as several nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Damon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dallas and Audrey Schares, Roy and Kate Ledford, niece, Codi Layne Schares and nephew Blake Simmons.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bockman, Wade Wilson, Jeff Galewaler, Jeff Schmitz, Alex Terry and Clay McAdoo. Honorary posthumous pallbearer is Sean Galewaler.
Funeral services honoring Damon will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sherman, officiated by Father Martin Castaneda. Interment will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sandusky. A rosary will be held at Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM, followed by a visitation for friends and family from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
I am so sorry for all of your loss sending many prayers your way.
So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and comfort your way! Just know that he’s in a better place, not hurting anymore and he’s watching over the whole family. He put up a good fight, just couldn’t fight anymore.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Damon will be greatly missed.
My heart aches to hear this news. We are praying for everyone. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He will be missed. Your family are in our thoughts as you grieve this loss. With all our love, Marshall family and Patten family.
We are so sorry for your loss
Absolutely heartbroken for you all. Will keep the family in my prayers
He will b so missed love u all.
Peace & prayers for The entire Schares family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Whitesboro Meals on Wheels
Monty & Ursula Blackmon
So sorry for your loss, I know Darly and Damon being friends are in heaven having a reunion
God Bless yall.
BOBBIE and BILL, My deepest sympathy in the loss of Damon. Seems just yesterday that He and Tim were our little boys. Damon was always so nice and a joy to be around. May God give you strength at this time. My prayers are with you all. I live in ARIZONA now, but will be with you in spirit. ? ❤
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
Prayers from the Mason’s and To from Robert too
My wonderful Damon. I taught him and Sonja in 4th grade. I’ve stayed in touch with them both over the years. Two great people. He had a way about him that was infectious. He always treated me with such respect. He will be missed.
Thanks for the beautiful words. Infectious… Absolutely describes my wonderful baby brother!
Thinking of you in Love and Prayers for All .May God give you comfort and peace.
From kindergarten til present. Haley and Damon, and their other close friends , have remained close. I love that!! I watched Damon growing up, many birthday parties, and movies, and laughs with Damon. My heart aches for you all today, sending my prayers to his family, and many friends.
So sorry for your loss sending a lot of prayers
Love and miss you always my dear friend. Glad we always stayed in touch. So blessed that I got to hug you just a few weeks ago one last time. Xoxo
Thoughts and prayers for all. Damon you will be missed dearly.
Damon, my brother; we have been friends since we were 10 years old and had some of the greatest times throughout school. You were my best man at my wedding and helped us with raising Tyler when we were all too young to know how to be adults. I know as we grew older we drifted apart, but I have always thought of you as my best friend and brother. We had some of the best memories in life together and I am sorry that was taken short from you. We will truly miss you my friend.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Our deepest sympathies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Damon will be missed.
Mitzi Ramsey Lester and family
Prayers for all the family….
My sincere condolences to the Schares family. May he Rest In Peace high up on that mountain.
My deepest condolences to all family and friends. Damon was a good friend growing up and I have so much remorse for not making it down in time.
All our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To the Schares Family I am so sorry for your loss. Try and find peace in knowing others care
I want you to know I will be praying for you and yours, during this journey you and your family have been placed on. With heartfelt sympathy , Janice Phelps
Prayers of peace and comfort for all the Schares family.
Curtis, Tanja & Gavin Cogburn
So sad for Damon’s family, and most especially Sean. Sean, lean on your Mother. She loves you heart & soul.
Bill and Bobbie I am so saddened to hear that Damon was called home by our Lord and Savior. All of you are in my prayers. Love all of you. I have some great memories being spent with Your amazing family. I bet Momma was there with Sean waiting with open arms.
My heart aches for you all Damon was one special man who loved all who knew him he will be missed but know he no more pain I am praying for all of you during this difficult time and days and months ahead?❤??…..
Sonja my prayers are with you and ur family in this rough time so sry for the loss of damon MANY MANY PRAYERS TODAY AND ALWAYS
So sorry for y’all’s loss..sending love and prayers y’all’s way..
Praying for the Schares family. Praying that God gives you comfort and strength during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.
RIP Damon and fly high up there with Sean, Daniel, and Ryan. ?
Many condolences to the whole Schares family. We are praying for all of you during this great time of loss! May God comfort you and wipe away all your tears. We mourn with you.
Prayers for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schares family. So sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy and prayers and prayers are with you all. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God carry you throughout this time of sadness and grief. My love to the entire Schares family.
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Damon was one of the most amazing, nicest people ever and he will be missed greatly by all. Sending lots of love and prayers to the whole family. ❤️??
Gonma miss you…. We had some extremely good times….Happy knowing you are in good company.
Prayers to the Schares family. I remember the kids running around the dugout during softball practices and games. He will be deeply missed.
This is just heartbraking. Thoughts and prayers to Damons family. ❤️❤️❤️
Damon has given me lots of fun memories from high school!
Bill & I send our deepest sympathy, I pray God will bring you peace and comfort at this sad time, love & hugs to all the Schares family.
Jay and I are so saddened by this news. You are all in our prayers.
Our hearts, prayers and deepest condolences are with you all.
May God bring you comfort.
I am sorry for your loss Sonya. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Damon was a great guy. Much Love!
Praying for all of you. Sorry for your loss!
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To the Schares family, you are in my thoughts and prayers for your loss. He will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace… prayers for all. Love y’all. Leigh Ann and Butch.
Prayers for peace for the family! Hug!
My deepest sympathy and prayers for you all.
I hope that all the love and support and prayers expressed on this page will help to comfort this beautiful family of Damon’s. It means so much to know that the loved ones of ours are so loved by so many. May it give you strength and courage for today and the hard days ahead. If love could have saved him, he would never have died. I love all of you so very much.
All our love to the Schares family. Praying for all of you.
Extending my deepest sympathy, for the loss of Damon. I am hoping that comfort and peace may come to you all during this difficult time.
My good friend Damon,
Without a doubt, you kept me from dropping out of high school when I wanted to so badly. You inspired me to finish and graduate and I did, all thanks to you. I will miss you even though over the years we didnt really get a chance to talk. My heart goes out to Sonja and the kids as well as your mom and dad. You were most definitely an angel on Earth and I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace, my friend. God has taken his angel home.
So sorry for your loss, many prayers going y’all way!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family is very special to us. May God ease your pain. Love Chris & Brenda Nunnally; Aaron & Stacey Polasek
Keeping all of your family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Damon’s death. Much love to your family during this difficult time.
Damon was a kind man with a great smile. I know he will be greatly missed and was greatly loved. May peace and comfort be with his family.
Kent and I are so very sorry to learn of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear this news. Our families have been together for many years and have memories with several of you that went to school with Ty and Janea. We pray that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time.
Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear about Damon. Thoughts and prayers for all of you!!
Thank you Chris this is beautiful.
I love you Bill and Bobbie! My warmest and thoughts are with you. Mrs Linda williams
Praying you find comfort and peace during this season of loss.
Hugs to all!
Brad and Brenda Walsh
My deepest condolences to the Schares Family with The loss of Damon. He grew up with 4 of my children, Mark, Luke, John and Stacie. They have many fond memories of him. My daughter, Stacie, had her wisdom teeth removed and he came by in the evening to visit her and brought her a big milk shake to help ease her pain. Sweet young man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family very sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss. It has been a long time but never forgot about you. Blessings and he is no longer suffering.
My heart was sadden when I saw his name and read the obituary So sad he had to leave his family but God knew he needed rest and God wanted another angel. RIP and praying for u all to accept gods will.
Prayers for all of you.
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
I read with great care the obituary for Damon Schares. It sounds like he had a good life, surrounded by his family and practicing his study of horticulture. Bobbie and Billy Schares…..I remember through the blur of my son’s Davids death, that you were at my home giving me great comfort. I wouild be at your house to but since I work in a nursing home and keep getting exposed to COVID 19, it is not a good idea. I take great comfort knowing that your family will help you through this crisis. I am crying as I write this as I know personally the anguish you and family are going through. There will be long stretches of time that goes by and you will not be torn up by memories of him. Embrace those times as other family members depend on you and it is okay. Thinking of you and family with love and concern.
Dear Schares Family, our lives have a continuum of well over fifty years. We have so many entwining memories. We have lived side by side. Our kids have gone to school together. We consider you as one of our most precious of family friends. Being able to teach my little boy was such a great pleasure. Damon was a very hands-on- dad. He was always right there for Sean, They had such a strong bond. I love those kids so much. My prayers and thoughts are with you for peace and comfort. May God give you each the strength and comfort that only He is capable.
We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers for the entire family.
Jim and Kathy Suggs
Schares Family, so sorry to learn about your loss. Praying for the Lord to be near and bring comfort during this time.
Blake an I are sad to hear the news we are praying for you an all the family in these times.