Michael Eugene Gayheart, 64, son of Mary Alice Gayheart and the late
W.C. Gayheart, joined his son Joseph Allen Gayheart in eternal rest on
Monday, October 2, 2017. Mike was a native of Jessamine County born
April 2, 1953. He was a retired employee of Thomson Hood Veterans
Center and former manager of The Y Grocery for over 15 years as well as
a US Army veteran. Mike was a member of Bethel Christian Church and
Hart Lodge #61. Having been brought up in a family of farmers, Mike
was happiest being on his tractor mowing or baling hay, checking on his
cattle and in general loved being outdoors. He also could be found most
mornings checking in with his friends at Fitch’s IGA Breakfast Club or at
Hardee’s in Nicholasville. In addition to his Mother, he will be fondly remembered
by his daughter Kimberly Layne Gayheart, his friend and mother of his
children Janet Elaine Gayheart, sisters Patricia Long, husband Harold,
Caroline Willhoite, husband Jimmy, and Lois Wright, brothers Steve
Gayheart, wife Margaret Ann, David Gayheart, wife Mae, Kenny Gayheart,
and Roger Gayheart and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended
family members. In addition to his son, he was also preceded in death
by a brother Ray Gayheart. A Remembrance Service will be held Friday,
October 6 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Bro. Bill Bales officiating.
He will be laid to rest in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Honoring Mike as
pallbearers will be Todd Gayheart, Kenny Burdine, Casey Allender,
Corey Allender, Leonard Edwards, and Danny Hickey. The family will greet friends Thursday,
Oct 5, starting at 1:00 PM and ending at 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:00 PM.
Flowers are welcome but donations may be made in his memory to Bethel Christian
Church, 1126 Bethel Rd., Nicholasville, KY 40356. Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home
is honored to serve Mike’s family. Those we love never leave us, they walk
beside us every day, they are still loved, missed and very dear.