Funeral services for Derby Browning Gearhart were held Friday, September 1, 2023 at Coalgate at the Coalgate School Linton Gymnasium with family officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate was in charge of arrangements.
Derby Browning Gearhart of Lehigh Oklahoma was born on August 28, 2006 to Jerad and Dana (Goodson) Gearhart at Las Vegas, New Mexico. He left this world doing what he loved on August 26, 2023 at McAlester, Oklahoma at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 29 days. Derby loved the Lord and it showed through his actions and love towards others. Derby attended Cottonwood and Coalgate Public School. He was a man of many talents and colorful words. He was a skilled laborer and had many jobs that ranged from skinning deer, hauling hay and mechanicing. He worked alongside his friends, neighbors, and his family and would often ask for company when there was work involved. He was known to be good at taking apart anything and everything and putting it back together. Derby developed a love and passion for bull riding at an early age. When he was young, he was obsessed with all things PBR and he would never give up that dream. He enjoyed the great outdoors such as hunting, fishing, going to the lake, driving back roads, listening to loud music, burning his tires, and hanging out on the corner with his friends. Derby’s greatest honor was being a big brother to Jace and Shane. He loved them fiercely and it showed by allowing them to be a part of anything he and his friends were doing. He has numerous friends, from all around, In fact, you may look to your right or to your left and you will more than likely meet one of them or at least one of his girlfriends.
Derby is survived by his parents, Jerad and Dana Gearhart of Lehigh, OK; two younger siblings, Jace and Shane Gearhart of the home; maternal grandparents Herschel and Denise (Carter) Goodson of Lehigh, OK; paternal grandmother Connie Silvers of Oklahoma City, OK; maternal Greatg randparents Leon and Mary Jean (Morrison) Carter of Coalgate, OK; aunts and uncles, Ashton Lane (Goodson) and husband Eric Schwarz of Lehigh, OK, Jason Rose of Coleman, OK, Russell Rose of Coleman, OK, Kourtnie Youngblood and husband Rusty of Shawnee, OK, Ryan Gearhart and wife Lindsy of Highland, NC, and Melanie McClure of Calera, OK; great aunts & uncles, Rodney & Kim Carter, Suzie Loughridge, Faye Wallace, Phyllis Davis, Bob Begley, Larry Begley, Dale Begley, Melba Dwyer & Karen Dillard; close cousins, Chism Conn and husband Kacey of Tushka, OK, and Marshall Carter of Lehigh, OK; along with numerous other family members He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Steve Gearhart; paternal grandfather, Sammy Silvers; great-uncles, John & Darrin Begley, and Donald & Dean Begley.
Pallbearers were Kale Horton, Buster Ratcliff, Brock Ratcliff, Jarrett Taylor, Trevor Robson, Gage Rice, Taylor Spears and Rowdy Hemphill.
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