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Shermon "Sherm" Gayheart, Jr.

June 5, 1967 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 54)


Shermon "Sherm" Gayheart, Jr., 54, of Avilla, passed away on December 17, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. 

He was born in Fort Wayne, on June 5, 1967, to the Shermon and Geneva (Runyon) Gayheart, Sr.  He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne, graduating from Northrop High School.

Sherm was married to Carla Fike in Fort Wayne, on November 21, 1987.

He worked as a Site Superintendent for Performance Services. He had perviously co-owned with his daughter, BMG Mechanical. He also had worked for A. Hattersley & Sons and Shambaugh & Sons.

Sherm was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166.

He loved his girls. He was a friend to many and will be missed.

Sherm is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carla Gayheart; his daughter, Brittany Gayheart; his parents, Shermon and Geneva Gayheart, Sr.; a brother, David Gayheart..

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruby & Buris Runyon.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at  7:00 p.m., with Pastor Lane Burgland officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Public Viewing
December 22, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
December 22, 2021

7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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