Glen Gayheart, age 77, of Shelby, died Friday, September 25, 2015 at OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital.
Glen was born May 7, 1938 in Hueysville, Floyd County, Kentucky, the son of the late Raymond and Dovie (Handshoe) Gayheart. He was a 1957 graduate of Garrett High School in Garrett, KY and had taken college courses to earn a tool and die maker certification. He worked for Tech Form Industries in Shelby for 32 years until its closing. After retiring from Tech Form, he began working at Tasco Thompson in Crestline. He worked there for 11 years before retiring for a second time.
Glen was a good Christian man and was a 40 year member of Tiro United Baptist Church. Over the years he held several offices at the church most recently including trustee and assistant treasurer. He and his late brother, Randall, shared their talents by building several additions on the church facilities.
In Glen’s earlier years he was an avid bowler breaking a city bowling record while he was on his shop league team. He loved wood working having built his own shop so he could make many different pieces. Whether it was riding his motorcycle, or watching and feeding the birds and squirrels, being outdoors was a big part of Glen’s life. He was a friendly and outgoing person who never met a stranger and would help anyone in need, especially his neighbors. His greatest joy in life was his family- especially his grandchildren and great granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Anna Marie (Howerton) Gayheart, whom he wed on August 3, 1961. Also surviving are 2 children: Sherrie (Steve) Loveless of Shelby and Rodney Gayheart of Crestline; 5 grandchildren: Tabitha (Russ) Adams, Samantha (Scott) Bilodeau, Cody Gayheart, Maranda Gayheart, and Travis Gayheart; 3 great granddaughters: Lorelai Penry, Miriam Penry, and Joanna Adams; 2 step grandchildren: Joel Loveless (Maggie Morrow) and Mary (Mike) Mozes; a brother: Doug (Dalia) Gearheart; a sister: Deb Howell; and 2 sisters in law: Anna Mae Gearheart and Lucy Gearheart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: 2 brothers: Randall Gearheart and Quentin Gearhart; and 2 sisters: Geneva Baldridge and Wanda Jones.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Pastor Merlin Dye will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Tiro United Baptist Church.
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