Randy I. Gearheart

September 19, 1958 ‒ May 04, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

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.

To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Randy I. Gearheart.

  • Randy was such a fun person to be around. He almost always had a fun story to tell. He loved talking about his grandchildren and his kids. Our prayers are with the family.

  • Randy was always the nicest guy and such a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon, their children and his precious grandchildren.

  • Sharon I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoy chatting with you when you come into the office. I just wanted to let you know that you are truly in my thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy.

  • Thoughts and prayers to all of you! Never a dull moment with Randy around, So many good times our families had together. Love you guys

  • Thoughts and prayers. Randy was such a nice guy. Enjoyed camping with Randy and Sharon.

  • Randy was such a great person. He will be greatly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray for Gods healing strength and peace during this most difficult time.

  • Randy was the best! From the time I was little, he made us laugh. We were always together, whether it be cutting corn off or have a bomb fire. My family will greatly miss him. We grew up and moved away and we separated, but we never separated in heart. You all have been family from the time you stepped into the Springfield church. We love you and praying for comfort for our God is the great comforter.

  • Sharon and family. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. You are blessed with many memories to cherish. You can draw on those and remember the blessings and laughter and tears of your life together. Prayers are with you.

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Randy. He was a great person at work or on the street. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Sharon, Anthony and I are so very sorry for the passing of Randy….I know your faith is strong and with prayers from so many the Lord will carry you through this most difficult time and the many hard days ahead. God’s Blessing to you and all the family.

  • Wilma (sharon) , Fred will be dearly missed. Either camping ,farming, snowmobiling,or whatever we did he was one of my best friends. I’m sorry for your loss and want you and all the kids to know what a good man he was.Never a dull moment and always a lot of laughs
    Love and prayers
    Barney

  • Our heavy hearts join your hearts as we pray for God’s peace and strength during this difficult season.

  • Our hearts are torn with the passing of Randy and the loss of a good friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God grant you comfort and strength in this time of awful sorrow. Remember the good times, focus on the happy times, God will help carry us through. We love you all.

  • Soo very sorry to learn of Randy’s passing. Always enjoyed him and his smile. He leaves a wonderful legacy through his great kids. Thoughts and prayers to all of you for peace and comfort in the weeks and months ahead. Hugs

  • I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing . He was such a nice guy ! Many prayers coming your way !

  • Sharon and family, I as so sorry that we have to say farewell to Randy. I know that the abiding faith of you and your family will carry you through and that God will comfort you in this time of great sorrow. I remember so well when Randy came and sat with me when my wife was passing away. That is the kind of person Randy was and the kind of heart he had. He will be sorely missed.

  • I am still in a bit of shock. Though I have just recently gotten acquainted with Randy, it took little time to recognize that Randy was the sort of person that I was comfortable with, trusted and quickly liked. He was a joy to work with and his passing has already left a hole in my life. I am praying for you and your family. Our Saviour knew it was Randy’s time and rescued him from this life we know despite our lack of understanding God’s timing.

  • Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about Randy. Many thoughts are prayers to you and your family.

  • Randy was a decent man and a friendly person. We are so sorry for his family’s great loss of him.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Randy was always so kind and helpful. No matter when we saw him he would always stop and talk with us. We sure will miss his smiling face and friendly wave. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Sharon and family,
    I worked with Randy for 18 yrs at Kokosing, many days he was like an ornery brother. He probably didn’t know how I admired him for being a heavy equipment mechanic and being a farmer, also. Most of all, his love for his family.
    May your love and fond memories comfort you.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Karen Palencar and family

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob and Ann Rogers

  • To Sharon and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of my friend I just called farmer. Prayers and condolences to all of you.

  • My thoughts go out to you all!! I remember Randy from when Sarah and I went to school together! He was such a sweet man! And a jokester:) always had a smile on his face …so sorry for the families loss! Love you all!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time for many families. I hope you are comforted by the resurrection promise. At Acts 24:15 we are promised to see our loved ones again. Won’t it be wondeful to see that time come true?