Gearhart, Jr., John C.

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John C. Gearhart, Jr., 95, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Magadeline Gearhart.

John served in the US Army in the 1st Calvary Division as a Rifleman.  He was a faithful member at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, an avid hunter, fisherman and musician.  He enjoyed playing several instruments and attended the Friday Night Jamboree

He is survived by daughters, Maxine Kelly (Robert), Kathy Kidwell (David); sons, Earl Gearhart (Betty Jo), Johnny Gearhart (Sharon), Gary Gearhart (Christine); grandchildren, April Cochran, Doug Gearhart(Kena), Troy Gearhart, Maggie Gearhart, Carrie Hackett (Curtis), Kim Jackson (Mathew), Tracie Geiger(Bobby), Joel Benson (Beatrice); close friend, Ruth Weeks; brother, Gene Gearhart; sisters, Betty Jo Stockley, Helen Guthrie; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Pastor Marvin Wade, Rev. Richard Thomas and Pastor Roy Turpin officiating . Interment will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery with Military Rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post # 127.  Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Maberry Funeral Home