Fredrick D. 'Freddie' Gearhart

Fredrick Dee "Freddie" Gearhart, 80, of Markle, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Gearhart graduated from East Union High School in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force Reserve in July, 1960. He was a 37-year employee of Fox Contractors and Prime Construction Company.

He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Markle to Ray and Helen Folk Gearhart. He married Kathryn Henry in 1957; they later divorced, and she survives in Markle.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Gearhart, of Sacramento, CA; three sons, Jeffrey Gearhart, of Markle; Kentin Gearhart, of Indianapolis; and Jay (Lisa) Gearhart, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ned (Kathy) Solloway, of Wabash, and Rex (Janice) Solloway, of Huntington; and four grandchildren USAF Capt. Joel Gearhart, of Melbourne, FL; Natalie (Preston) Torbet, of San Clemente, CA; and Jordan Gearhart and Lindsay Gearhart, both of Fort Wayne.

No service is planned. Cremation will be held.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Markle Fish and Game Club Park in care of iAB financial bank, PO Box 595, Markle IN 46770.

Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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