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Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Gerhart (US Army Ret)

September 13, 1930 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 89)


EMERALD ISLE  -  Lt. Col Richard L. “Dick” Gerhart (US Army Ret), 89, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 18, 2020 with his family by his side.  He was born September 13, 1930 in Dayton, OH son of the late, Walter Joseph and Alberta Cecilia Walz Gerhart.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  He will be buried at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Mr. Gerhart faithfully served his country in the US Army and retired after 20 years as a Lt. Colonel.  He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and loved his Lord and Savior and was an avid Duke fan.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Ann Fox Gerhart; and a son, Rick Gerhart..

Survivors include his wife, Hettie Cheatham Gerhart of the home; daughter, Beth G. Turner (David) of Emerald Isle; grandchildren, Tim, Drew, Crystal, Niles, Caitlin, Andrew, and Catherine; and five great-grandchildren.

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