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Services Tuesday for James Paul Gayheart, 54

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James Paul "Happy" Gayheart, 54, passed away peacefully after a courageous and short battle with cancer on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the University of Chicago Medical Center, with his loving family by his side.

Services to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Full Gospel Church with Rev. Dennis Pickens officiating. Private family burial will take place after services in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held on Monday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Root Funeral Home and on Tuesday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., at the church.

Jim was born May 26, 1964, in Michigan City, to Jimmy A. and Alice Faye (West) Gayheart, who are surviving in Michigan City.

On September 16, 2000, in Michigan City he married the love of his life, Jane Ranegar Gayheart, who is surviving in Michigan City.

Also surviving is one daughter, Janel (David) Teeter of Burns Harbor; two grandsons, Tristan and Rylan; one sister, Trina (Todd) Walsworth of Michigan City, his special "MaMaw" Vernice West, of Michigan City, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Jim worked for many years as a mover at Callan and Woodworth Allied Van Lines.

He was a veteran serving in the National Guard. He was truly an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed fishing, canoeing, and tent camping. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He had an amazing sense of humor and would also bring a smile to whoever he met and talked to. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made to Indiana Hoosier Burn Camp, P.O. Box 695, Dayton, Indiana, 47941.



Posted 2/4/2019




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