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Obituary: Wayne Bradley Gearheart

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Wayne Bradley Gearheart

Wayne Bradley Gearheart

Wayne Bradley Gearheart, 40, of Franklin, went to live with his Lord on July 15, 2021. 

Mr. Gearheart was born on Aug. 30, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the fourth son by Wayne and Brenda Gearheart. Brad moved to Tennessee in 1992 and graduated from Page High School in 1998. He then attended Columbia State Community College. 

From a young age, he had a natural gift of constructing things. His ability to visualize and create was incredible. At the age of 16, he became the foreman of a construction framing crew. This opportunity inspired him to build his own company, Gearheart Company.  

Brad played many sports growing up. His true love was wrestling. He became known as the kid near impossible to pin. He qualified and wrestled in the 1998 TSSAA division/state wrestling tournament. 

Brad’s charitable heart was extended to many, like helping someone move to building a wheelchair ramp for a World War 11 veteran. Whatever your need was, he would show up. Brad never knew a stranger. His infectious smile would always lift you up. He had a great sense of humor. His quick-witted quips kept grins on many faces. He would always share a joke and loved to pull pranks. 

Brad shared his love of the outdoors with his family on trail rides, camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. Brad adored his children and was an “amazing daddy.” He was a loving husband, son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by brother, Lt. Cpl. Benjamin Gearheart, and grandparents Frank and Hazel Gearheart and Louise Quick and Harold Van Houten. He is survived by his wife, Mindy Gearheart; daughter, Marlowe Gearheart; son, Gage Gearheart; stepdaughter, Sofia Guy; parents Wayne and Brenda Gearheart; brothers Frank (Hope Carlisle) Gearheart and Jeremy (Kelly) Gearheart; grandfather, David Quick; and many extended family and friends. 

Visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for his children at gofundme.com by searching “Brad Gearheart” or through Venmo @Brenda-Gearheart.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN  37064 615 794-2289