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James Michael Gearheart

Memphis, TN

James Michael Gearheart, 37, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Hisky and Bobby Crowe and a cousin, Jon Bargiacchi. Michael is survived by his son, Ryan James Gearheart; mother, Cheryl Hisky Smith (step-father Don); father, Charles Gearheart; sister, Alison Gearheart Shackleford; nephew, Nathan Ruble; grandmothers, Jean Hisky and Janet Crowe; significant other, Kim Romero as well as eight aunts, eight uncles and fourteen cousins. Michael enjoyed outdoor activities with his family, from hunting to fishing and camping. He was a devoted and loving father to Ryan and looked forward to teaching him the love for outdoor sports. Michael was a gentle giant and will be lovingly remembered for his hearty contagious laugh. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 12 from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. The burial will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Michael's memory to Youth Villages Tennessee (www.youthvillages.org).
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Aug. 10, 2018
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