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July 20, 2019

7/8/2019 12:47:00 PM
Melvin Joseph "Joe" Gearhart, 63, Norman Funeral Home

Melvin Joseph "Joe" Gearhart, 63, of Hope died Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12 noon at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Pastor David Bragg officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hawcreek Cemetery.

Mr. Gearhart was a member of Faith Chapel where he enjoyed playing as one of the church musicians. He worked at Mig Enterprise for 13 years and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gathering with family and friends, and playing music.

Born on September, 24, 1955, Mr. Gearhert was the son of Melvin and Maxine Keller Gearhart. He married Shila Smith December 31, 1994.

Survivors include his wife of Hope; children, Joseph (fiancee, Cindy) Gearhart of Connorsville, and Michael (Tracy) and Samantha DeShong, both of North Vernon; and grandchildren, MiKayln, Gage, Angelina, Liberty, Matthew, and Kyle.

Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Chapel or to help with funeral expenses.

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