Born July 23, 1958, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Charles Victor Gearhart and JoAnn (Rawls) Gearhart.
Charles was a 1977 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He worked at Elwoods Auto Exchange throughout the years. Charles was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Becky Turvin and husband, Jimmy, of Smithsburg; son, Ashley Shirley and wife, Dorothy, and their roommate, Matt, of Morgan County, WV; 4 grandchildren, JoJo, Vista, Ryan, and Angel; special neighbors, Tommy and Melissa Byrd; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Edward A. Gearhart, in 2003.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Clear Spring, MD 21722, to assist with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.