GERHART Mr. David W. Gerhart, Sr., 67, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, April 1, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born on August 8, 1945 in Martinsville, Indiana and moved to Jacksonville when he was very young. Dave honorably served his country in both the Marine Corps and in the Air Force, with service abroad in the Dominican Republic in 1965 and Thailand in 1968-1969. He was a gun enthusiast and a member of the Practical Shooters Association. He was also a faithful member of Jacksonville Bible Church where he joyfully worshipped and served The Lord. Preceding him in death were his parents, George & Doris Gerhart and his brother, George Gerhart. He will be remembered by his loving wife of 33 years, Mary Mell Gerhart; 3 children: David Gerhart, Jr. (Andrea Niki ), Michael Hudson (Michelle) and Brad Hudson (Christy); and his 7 grandchildren who knew him as PoohPa : Heidi, Rene, Alaina, Erin, Bryce, Julia and Leah; 3 brothers: Ronnie Gerhart, Donnie Gerhart and Richard Gerhart (Gloria). A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, 8531 N. Main Street, with Pastor Philip Hurst, officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 PM at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Military Honors. His family will receive friends from 12:00 PM 1:00 PM on Tuesday prior to the service at the church. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Jacksonville Bible Church, Post Office Box 60096, Jacksonville, FL 32236. Peeples Family Funeral Homes is serving the Gerhart Family. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 7, 2013