Charles Gordon Gearhart, 87, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Gordon was born in 1927 in Exeter, Calif., but spent most of his life in the San Luis Obispo area. He was a U.S. Marine who served in Korea. Gordon worked for Union Oil for 37 years, and also, along with his wife Dorothy, ran a successful insulation business for more than 30 years. Gordon was an active member at Atascadero Bible Church and many clubs and organizations, including the Rotary Club of Atascadero, Model A Touring Club and American Legion, and he served on the board of Escuela del Rio for many years. Gordon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Gearhart; children Kurt Gearhart, Kristen Gearhart and Kendra Allen; grandson, Mitchell Salt; and brother, Norman Gearhart. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Mall in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kurt Gearhart's school, United Cerebral Palsy, 4224 N. Cedar, Fresno CA 93726. Chapel of The Roses 466-1161 Atascadero
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Apr. 27, 2014