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In Memory of

John Wesley Gearhart

October 17, 1925 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


John W. Gearhart, Jr., 89, of Hampton, VA, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mr. Gearhart was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hampton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Carolyn S. Gearhart, and by an infant grandson.

Survivors include his current wife of 15 years, Esther C. Gearhart; a son, John Gearhart, III of Houston, TX and former wife Laurie of Franklin,TN; a daughter, Ann Fuhs and her husband Jim of Hampton, VA; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer G. McClure and husband Shane of Franklin, TN;...

John W. Gearhart, Jr., 89, of Hampton, VA, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mr. Gearhart was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hampton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Carolyn S. Gearhart, and by an infant grandson.

Survivors include his current wife of 15 years, Esther C. Gearhart; a son, John Gearhart, III of Houston, TX and former wife Laurie of Franklin,TN; a daughter, Ann Fuhs and her husband Jim of Hampton, VA; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer G. McClure and husband Shane of Franklin, TN; Courtney G. Case and husband Grant of Brooklyn, NY; Jessica F. Wyatt and husband Tim of Yorktown, VA; and Casey L. Brooks and husband Justin of Hampton, VA; 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by stepchildren Jacquelyn Shaffer and husband Don; Ann Prokopik; Elaine Bartnikowski and husband Ron; Susan Keeler and husband Doug, and John Shelton, Jr.; 14 step grandchildren; 24 step great-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 514 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Concert Series, or a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.