Randy I. Gearheart
September 19, 1958 ‒ May 04, 2016
Randy I. Gearheart, age 57, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. He was born on September 19, 1958 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Chester Ivan and Shirley (Radabaugh) Gearheart. Randy was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic for Kokosing Construction Company.
Although he was a mechanic by trade, Randy loved being a farmer. He couldn’t wait to plow, plant, and pray until he could see the fruits of his labor. He liked to watch NASCAR had participated in the NASCAR Experience twice in Michigan. He enjoyed hunting and camping, but most important to Randy was his family and spending cherished time with his beloved grandchildren.
Randy is a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union Local #18 and a twenty five year member of the Knox County Farm Bureau.
Besides his parents he is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Goodan) Gearheart, whom he married on September 2, 1978, his children, Melissa (Joseph) Potter of Bladensburg, Michael (Renee) Gearheart of Fredericktown and Sarah (Joshua) Wombold or Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska, five grandchildren, Josiah and Teyton Potter, Mason and Maddox Gearheart and Trae Wombold, a brother, Kerry (Priscilla) Gearheart of Mansfield and a sister, Angela (Jason) Sinclair of Mansfield.
Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor LJ Harry officiating. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery near Waterford, Ohio.
Memorial contributions in Randy’s name may be made to the Knox County Farm Bureau for future scholarships.
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