OBITUARY

Dexter Gearheart

May 4, 1935January 9, 2020
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Dexter F. Gearheart of Clearwater, Florida passed away on January 9th, 2020. Dexter was born on May 4th, 1935 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to parents Orville Paul and Lucy (Caudill) Gearheart. In 2008, Dexter and his wife, Carol moved to Daytona Beach from Warren, OH and then to Clearwater in 2014. Dexter was a steelworker for Copperweld Steel and a member of the Old Erie Lodge #3 F&AM.

Dexter is predeceased by his parents- Orville and Lucy, and 5 siblings- Bethel Eugene, Herbert, Larry, Marjorie, and Ruthie, and a grandchild- Christopher Coldewey. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years- Carol Gearheart, his children- David (Laurie) Gearheart, and Carol Stefanko, two brothers- Norman (Judy), and Phil (Annie), three sisters- Wilma (Bill) Thompson, Kathy (Tom) Pigott, and Polly (Randy) Pigott, his grandchildren, Rachel (Daniel) Bawor, Mary (Bryan) Edwards, and Jennifer (Jason) Russo, and his great-grandchildren- Silas Bawor, McKenzie Bawor, Kevin Edwards, Isaac Edwards, Riley Russo, and Jax Russo.

Dexter will be missed by all who knew him. He was a strong and caring man, dedicated to his family. His services will be held at Serenity Funeral Home in Largo, FL on Tuesday, 01/14/2020 with a visitation from 1-2pm and funeral service beginning at 2pm, the family will also be hosting a lovely reception after the service for everyone to stay and tell stories about Dexter's life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in his honor by texting PFFTribute517 to 71777 or by going to http://igfn.us/vf/pfftribute/DexterGearheart

  • FAMILY

  • Predeceased by his parents; Orville Paul and Lucy (Caudill) Gearheart, 5 siblings; Bethel Eugene, Herbert, Larry, Marjorie, and Ruthie, and a grandchild; Christopher Coldewey


    Survived by his loving wife of 65 years- Carol Gearheart
    Children; David (Laurie) Gearheart and Carol Stefanko
    Brothers; Norman (Judy) and Phil (Annie)
    Sisters; Wilma (Bill) Thompson, Kathy (Tom) Pigott, and Polly (Randy) Pigott
    Grandchildren; Rachel (Daniel) Bawor, Mary (Bryan) Edwards, and Jennifer (Jason) Russo
    Great-grandchildren; Silas Bawor, McKenzie Bawor, Kevin Edwards, Isaac Edwards, Riley Russo, and Jax Russo

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Reception Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Irene and Roger Garber

January 14, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Dexter's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers go out to all the family. May the Comforter surround you with that peace that passes all understanding. May treasured memories help you through this difficult time.

Love and hugs,
Roger and Irene Garber

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Biography

Dexter F. Gearheart of Clearwater, Florida passed away on January 9th, 2020. Dexter was born on May 5th, 1935 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to parents Orville Paul and Lucy (Caudill) Gearheart. In 2008, Dexter and his wife, Carol moved to Clearwater from Warren, OH. Dexter was a steelworker for Copperweld Steel and a member of the Old Erie Lodge #3 F and AM.

Dexter is predeceased by his parents- Orville and Lucy, and 5 siblings- Bethel Eugene, Herbert, Larry, Marjorie, and Ruthie, and a grandchild- Christopher Coldewey. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years- Carol Gearheart, his children- David (Laurie) Gearheart, and Carol Stefanko, two brothers- Norman (Judy), and Phil (Annie), three sisters- Wilma (Bill) Thompson, Kathy (Tom) Pigott, and Polly (Randy) Pigott, his grandchildren, Rachel (Daniel) Bawor, Mary (Bryan) Edwards, and Jennifer (Jason) Russo, and his great-grandchildren- Silas Bawor, McKenzie Bawor, Kevin Edwards, Isaac Edwards, Riley Russo, and Jax Russo.

Dexter will be missed by all who knew him. He was a strong and caring man, dedicated to his family. His services will be held at Serenity Funeral Home in Largo, FL on Tuesday, 01/14/2020 with a visitation from 1-2pm and funeral service beginning at 2pm, the family will also be hosting a lovely reception after the service for everyone to stay and tell stories about Dexter's life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in his honor by texting PFFTribute517 to 71777 or by going to http://igfn.us/vf/pfftribute/DexterGearheart