Jeffery Alan Gearheart, 59, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Portsmouth, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital. Born on December 4, 1954 in Portsmouth, he was a son of Lewis “Buddy” Gearheart and Betty Mustain Gearheart.
Surviving are his mother, Betty Gearheart Thompson and stepfather, Ralph E. Thompson, both of Lucasville; a brother, Jason (Cindy) Gearheart of Lucasville; two sisters, Cathy (Danny) Swain of Columbus and Kim (Joey) Mader of Portsmouth; his companion, Anna Hughes of Tampa, her children, David and Megan, and a grandson, Steven. Also surviving are two uncles, Gary (Beverly Price) Mustain of Grove City and Larry (Harriet) Mustain of Clayton, NC; four nephews, four nieces and two great-nieces.
Preceding Jeff in death were his father, “Buddy” Gearheart in 1994; a brother, Tony Gearheart in 2010; maternal grandparents, Quillie and Edna Mustain and paternal grandparents, Lewis and Martha Gearheart.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Noon on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Dennis Dawes, minister, officiating. The family will receive guests at Brant’s after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ in Portsmouth.