Ernest Gene DeHart, 77, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Mr. Dehart was a United States Navy veteran and a retired industrial mechanic. He was a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge 2412 in Macclenny. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, solving crossword puzzles, feeding wild birds, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Chessie DeHart of Glen St. Mary; son Michael (Lorraine) DeHart of Glen St. Mary; daughters Deborah (Mike) Brost of Atlantic Beach, Brandi (James) Wood of Mission, TX and Candi DeHart of Jacksonville; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters Tonya Blaine and Kathy Heathco.
The funeral service was held at 2 pm Sunday, October 14 at Taylor Church with Pastor Jim Cox officiating. Burial followed at Taylor Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.