American Veteran 02

Barry "Pap" Cleveland Gearheart

December 4, 1951 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 67)


Tobaccoville, NC – Barry “Pap” Gearheart, 67 of Tobaccoville, passed away suddenly, Friday, August 16, 2019 at his home. 

Barry was born December 4, 1951 in Bluefield, WV to the late Bobby Gearheart and Mary Collins Gearheart who survives.  Barry retired from Village Care of King as the Environmental Service Director.  He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.  He loved hunting, camping, fishing and four wheeling. 

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a brother, Robin Gearheart, and two special brothers-in-law, P.K. Pokorney and Ronald Barnhill.

Left to cherish is memory is his loving wife, Donna Stamper Gearheart, mother, Mary Collins Gearheart, son Barry Jay “B.J. Gearheart (Lyn), daughters: Crystal Wright (Paul) and Amy Burke (Doug), sisters: Roseanna Barnhill, Cherry Finley (Gary), Phyliss Johnson (Ricky), brothers: Alvin Gearheart (Danette), Wayne Gearheart (Theresa), grandchildren: Tommy, Amanda, Alysia, Alexis, Mercedes, Kaylyn, Taylor (Tim), Austin, Brianna, Madilyn, Beth, and eleven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Gearheart Family Cemetery. 

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Graveside Service
August 20, 2019

11:00 AM
Gearheart Family Cemetery
1137 Rierson Rd.
Tobaccoville, NC 27045

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