Gavin T. Heare

Born: Sun., Jun. 11, 1939
Died: Fri., Apr. 14, 2017

Private Services

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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: McKee Funeral Home, Augusta

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Gavin T. Heare, 77, of Romney, WV passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.

Born on June 11, 1939 at the “homeplace” on Little Cacapon Road, he was the son of the late Ira Heare and Aretta Haines Heare.

He was married to Corrine (Smith) Heare for 57 years before she preceded him in death in June 2015. He was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Brittani Groese.  

He is survived by 5 children: Darrell Heare and wife Sandy, Lorna Groese and husband Rick, Brian Heare, Angela Miller and husband Tom, Michelle Bohrer and husband Scott. He is also survived by his sister, Lorna Hamilton, Oklahoma City, OK; 14 grandchildren: Joshua, Amanda, Jonathan Heare and wife Brittany, Bryan, Kevin, Scott Groese and wife Rachel, Alexa Lambert and husband Zachary, Colby Miller, Alison Jewell and husband Tony, Justine, Kelsey, Shaylyn, Branden, Bradley Bohrer, and 4 great grandchildren: Liam, Conner, Shawn Groese, and Mason Bohrer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He worked for First National Bank of Romney, Farm Credit, Eastern Farm and Garden, and then retired from Southern States, at the age of 72.  He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.

Viewing will be held on Monday, April 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 at McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, WV.

Interment will be private at his home on Little Cacapon Road.

Acts of love and condolences can be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, Rt. 28 Parson’s Height Romney, WV, 26757 or to a Missionary of choice.  

All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Augusta.

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Sutta Rockwell gaither
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
My deepest sorrow for the loss of a dear man. Carrie was my niece.

Harry Walker
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Sad news. Gavin was a valued friend and former coworker. I'll miss him.

Ricky Ratliff Sr.
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Gavin was a very caring man he helped so many people where ever he worked at the Bank, Farm Credit or Southern States he will be missed by all.

Michael Bowman
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Gavin is missed by all of us. He was a great example for others to follow when it came to helping others with gardening and his walk in life. I will miss seeing him in Church on Sundays

Larry Kessel
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Gavin was a great mentor and good friend. I will miss him greatly.

Emory and Linda Landis
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I grew up in the Little Capon Baptist church where Gavin and his family were members and he was always kind and friendly to everyone just like all of his family were. Everyone was "close" then. So many memories. He will be missed. May God grant the family peace and contentment knowing Gavin is with God and family and friends who have gone before.

Stan Johnston
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Dear Lorna, Darrell, Brian, Angie, and Michelle and Cousin Lorna ~~

Although Gavin and I were apart by distance - when we were together & when we spoke on the phone, there was such peace and warmth. I am sorry for your loss. I miss him and I pray for your strength now that both your Mom and Dad are not close by.

I pray for your peace and comfort.

Love always,

Cousin Stan (and Guin)
Ps 23

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