Lloyd M. Gearhart, age 81, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 P.M. on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Gearhart was a graduate of Edon High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He operated Gearhart Logging and enjoyed working in his body shop. Lloyd was a longtime racer in the tri-state area, racing Late Models, Sprint cars and Coupes, winning multiple championships during his racing career. He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of Edon American Legion Post #662.
Lloyd M. Gearhart was born in Houston, Texas, on December 25, 1937, the son of Raymond and Doris (Favourite) Gearhart.
He is survived by two sons, Raymond “John” (Tracy) Gearhart, of Angola, Indiana, and Todd A. (Angela) Gearhart, of Montpelier, Ohio; one daughter, Christina A. (Mike) Gearhart-German, of Bristol, Indiana; three grandchildren, R.J., Megan, and Taylor; three great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Welch.
Visitation will be held in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon, on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. Services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. in the Edon United Methodist Church with Reverend Doug Widdowson officiating. Interment will follow in the Edon Cemetery with grave side military rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post #662.
Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.