Born: Tue., Jan. 17, 1928
Died: Thu., Jul. 19, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 27, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Platte Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 28, 2018
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Thomas Nelson Gearhart Sr., age 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon.
He was born in Wheatland, Wyoming to W. Thomas and Rachel E. (Nelson) Gearhart on Tuesday, January 17, 1928. A child of the Depression Era, he learned from his mother to be both frugal and happy. After high school, he joined the United States Army in September of 1946 and served in Japan for 14 months.  
He married the love of his life, Glyda Lebsack, in Wheatland, Wyoming on May 20, 1951. It was easy to see that his every desire was to create a good life for her and the two sons that followed. He would often say “family was the most important thing in life”.  
He worked in the retail grocery store trade for most of his life, climbing the ladder to manager very quickly. Tom and Glyda traveled extensively and enjoyed visiting many interesting places near and far. “Work hard, play hard.” Then at an age when many men retire, he started a fifteen year career as a clerk at the Adam’s County Treasurer Office until he retired at the age of 80. Retirement did not sit well with Tom, so he went back to work for a time with the Colorado Highway Toll Booths before truly retiring and moving to Canyonville, Oregon in 2009.  
Tom lived life with a grateful attitude which was contagious.
He is survived by his beautiful wife, Glyda; two sons, Thomas Nelson Gearhart Jr. (Teresa) and William Bret Gearhart (Stephanie); 13 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. He was a wonderful example and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2956 South Road, Wheatland, Wyoming. There will also be a visitation held Friday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel, 1108 Ninth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming. He will be interred in the Wheatland Cemetery.
The Gorman Funeral Homes–Platte Chapel of Wheatland, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

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   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
May the resurrection hope spoken of at John 5:28,29 provide comfort to the friends and family of Thomas who look forward to seeing him again.

Brenda Burrows
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Burrows/Deane Family.

Sending hugs from our family to yours during this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. From Brenda, Aimee', Haleigh & Kamryn

Addison Gearhart
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018


Dear Grandma, I love you so much. I am sending you huge hugs for now and in person soon. I know you will miss grandpa dearly. Grandpa has touched all of us and is in all of us forever. we are so blessed to have a part of him in us. You have taught me what loyalty, kindness and generosity means. I am holding you in my thoughts. James and I are looking forward to visiting you when you settle somewhere. Love you infinity and beyond forever and ever. Hugs and kisses, Addison and James

Zane and Gladys Geis
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Glyda, we are sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was a good friend to Zane in shool and will be rememberd for his happy ways and good times together.
Prayers and may Jesus give you peace and rest. Sincerely, Zane and Gladys Geis

Clemencia Cortezano
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by ANX Home Healthcare.

Dearest Zoey and Family, May peace and love surround you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Your ANX Family

Kathy Lebsack
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
Dear Glydie, Thom & Bill & families,
We are sad for the loss of Tom. He was such a great guy and we all will miss him greatly. We send you hugs and so much love. ❤️
Larry & Kathy

Maxine Sherwood
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was one of the ones I remember from high school. Always enjoyed seeing him at the Old Grads Reunion. There are not many left from our class of 1946. Glyda and family, you have my sympathy.

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