Owen Richard Gehring


Owen Richard "Dickie" Gehring was born July 25, 1933 and departed this life Friday, August 16, 2019 reaching the age of 86 years. He was the son of the late Homer and Sally (Richards) Gehring.
He married Juanita Upchurch in February 1954 and to this union four children were born.
He is survived by his wife-Juanita of 65 years; two sons-Gerry (Debbie) Gehring and Michael (Cheryl) Gehring; one daughter-Pam
(Dana) Minton; eight grandchildren-Byron and Kendra Taylor, Derek and Jeffrey Gehring, Brian(Nicole) and Josh (Kat) Minton, Taylor and
Katelyn Gehring; four step grandchildren, Heather and Kara McDonald, Lana and Laura Turner; and four great-grandchildren-TJ, Maddie, Kellan and Ebin.
He is also survived by one brother-Joe (Jonnie) Gehring; and one sister-Sherry Threet; one sister-in-law-Sheila Gehring; along with a host of family and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by one son-Barry Lynn Gehring; one
grandchild-Trevor Owen Gehring; three brothers-Martin Douglas, Donald Parker, and William Gordon Gehring; and one sister-Nancy Corder; brother-in-law-Collins Threet; and sister-in-law-Mary Elizabeth Gehring.
He served his country faithfully and was a proud U.S. Army Veteran.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by our local DAV Chapter 105.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
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