Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Glen Gayheart

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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  1. Ginny Roub says:

    Sherri and family,

    I’m Cy’s daughter. He worked with your Dad for years. He came to our house to get cherries and assorted other stuff that Mom and Dad grew at the house.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Your Dad was such a kind and gentle man. Please know that as long as people remember him he will never been gone from this world and he will be remembered by many.

    Ginny Cyrus Roub

  2. mary ann snow says:

    Knew glen for a number of years. He was a kind and helpful person and funny at times . God bless him and be with his family during this time and always.

  3. Dan Martin says:

    Anna and other family members. I am so sorry to hear the news about Glenn. We grew up together Glenn was one year behind at Garrett High, Graduated in 1956 and he in 1957, and we both hung around Bosco.
    When Randell and Glenn worked at Tech Form I got to see him often, since I worked for the United Steelworkers and was in the plant a lot.
    The last time that I saw him was about 3 years ago at Bob Evans in Mansfield, he had his grandson with him.
    I don’t ever remember anyone saying anything against Glenn, he was always a pleasure to be around and he will surely be missed by all that knew him.
    I would have liked to have been able to show my personal respect by attending the funeral, But I’m in Florida still recovering from two back Surgeries.
    I just wanted you and the family to know that my thoughts and prayers are for all of you.

  4. Mike and Karen Barnett says:

    Ann and family: We are praying for all of you at such a difficult time. May God draw near to each of you and bring you moments of comfort and peace. Love to all.

  5. Mark & Tammy Hall says:

    Nothing in life can prepare us for such a “loss”.

    We will be praying that God hold all of you in the palm of your hand – bringing you comfort and peace.

    Don’t give up … I promise – there will be better days ahead.

    We love you all!

  6. Traci Moorhead Seibert says:

    Sherry and Family, you have my sincere sympathy.

  7. Richard Patton says:

    Sorry to hear of Glen’s recent passing. I enjoyed working with him at Tech Form and Bowling with him. I always thought he was a great guy.
    Dick Patton
    Coldwater MI.

  8. Breanna Bellomy (Robinson) says:

    I have known Glenn since I was a little girl and was very close to him and ann! Very sadden to hear of his passing but very happy to know i will see him inside the pearly gates!

  9. Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins says:

    Our prayers for Ann, Sherri, Rodney and the grandchildren with the passing of Glen. His journey has been completed and all of ours is yet to come. Asking God to comfort and give you peace as you proceed through the next few days and after. God is the comforter.

  10. wilma (Kilgore) Phelps says:

    Ann and Family,I’m so sorry to hear of Glen’s Passing. You have my sympathy.You are in my thoughts and prayers…

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