Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 18, 2013 10:57 am EST


GALLIPOLIS — John H. Carhart, 88, of Gallipolis, died Monday evening, Dec. 16, 2013, at Holzer Senior Care Center.

Born Sept. 5, 1925, in Knox County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Hubert and Marie (Doolittle) Carhart. In addition to parents, John was preceded by his wife, Marjorie (Cullison) Carhart; a son, Terry Carhart; a brother, Paul Carhart; a great-granddaughter, Michelle Hendricks; and by a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Lee Dennison.

John was a retired maintenance foreman from Kaiser Aluminum Co. A World War II Navy veteran, he served from 1944 to 1946. He was a veteran of many combat missions. He was a bow gunner on a PBM Martin Mariner Sea Plane, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) along with several other air service metals.

John is survived by two daughters, Connie (Mike) Bevan and Debbie Carhart; three grandchildren, Chrystal (Chip) Hendricks, Brad (Ashli) Bevan and Brian (Ashlee) Bevan; 11 great-grandchildren, Katie and Michael Hendricks, Trevor, Owen, Gavin, Logan and Sophi Bevan, Ethan, Bryce and Brayden Bevan, and Kassidy Shaffer; one brother, Robert Carhart; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah D. Carhart.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio, with Harley “Chip” Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Military funeral honors will be presented at the cemetery by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Brad Bevan, Brian Bevan, Michael Hendricks, Trevor Bevan, Own Bevan and Gavin Bevan.

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