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William Clark Gehring

Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


William (Bill) Clark Gehring, 71, of Hagerstown, MD passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Sunday, November 13, 1949 in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late William B. Gehring and the late Betty I. (Broadhurst) Gehring.

He attended Richard Montgomery High School and later graduated from Poolesville High School. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam and in Berlin, Germany, achieving the rank of Sgt. "Telephone Bill" was employed with Verizon for 44 years, retiring in 2013. He was a friend of Bill W for 33+ years. He was a volunteer coach, president and umpire for Frederick County T-Ball/Little League/Challenger/Babe Ruth Leagues for twelve years. He was a member of Calvary Chapel of Cumberland Valley. He was a craftsman and woodworker, who loved working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Rebecca Ann Gehring; daughter, Jessica L. DeLauter and husband David of Martinsburg, WV; two sons, Andrew P.  Gehring and wife Courtney of Strasburg, PA, Timothy C. Gehring and wife Lainnie of Clear Spring, MD; eight grandchildren: Rebecca L. DeLauter of Charles Town, WV, Zachary C. DeLauter of Martinsburg, WV, Luke K. DeLauter of Martinsburg, WV, Abigail G. Gehring of Strasburg, PA, Caroline E. Gehring of Clear Spring, MD, Audrey B. Gehring of Clear Spring, MD, Emily M. Gehring of Strasburg, PA and Isaiah E. Gehring of Strasburg, PA; sister, Carol A. Duke and husband Charlie of Oak Island, NC and numerous friends.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor Randy Mosher officiating.

Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Chapel of Cumberland Valley 12915 Pinehill Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Becky and family, So very sorry for your loss of Clark. We will always remember his great smile and love for his family. Many blessings to all of you. Love, Harold and Lynn

Harold and Lynn DeLauter
Frederick, MD 21703

Clark's passing will hurt for a very long time. He had a big heart under that tough exterior. Both Jeffrie and I loved him very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time. Forever a Zambookie Brother. Words cannot express how much we will miss him.

John & Jeffrie Normoyle
Middletown, Maryland

My most sincere condolences to Becky and the family. Bill was a good friend. We talked numerous times not only about the “program “ but also about our time in Vietnam. I always looked forward to seeing Bill and only wish it good have been morel frequent. “ No person is ever truly dead unless they are forgotten.” VVMF

Paul Kerr
Jefferson, Md.

My heart goes out to all of Clark’s family. I truly am going miss having him as a neighbor. Becky you need anything don’t hesitate to ask me.

James Kirby
Hagerstown, MD

It’s so hard saying good by to a friend like Clark. It was a privelage knowing him. He made me feel like part of the family. You will be missed until we meet again in the kingdom.

Joan Rudden
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Our hearts go out to Becky & all of Clark's family, but especially to Carol Duke. Clark & Carol were best friends in addition to being brother & sister. May he rest in peace & may his family heal. In our thoughts and prayers. Langhorne & Jock Canning

Langhorne Canning

Dear Becky, Jessica, Andrew and Timothy, may God’s grace, peace, and mercy surround you and your family. We will continue to lift you up in prayers. The Claiborne family Singletree Dr., Frederick, MD

Angie and Gerald Claiborne
Frederick , Maryland

We are not related to Clark but his grand daughter is my best friend. He took my family and I into his family no questions asked. Treated me like one of his grandchildren and my daughter like his very own great grand child. He was a wonderful and giving man and I will never forget him.

Laura, Cory and Natalie Mckenrick
Funkstown, MD

Our heart is breaking for the Gehring family, but rest assured that Clark’s spirit is alive and well in the arms of Jesus. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Wishing you love, joy, and peace. Harold and Lynn

Harold and Lynn DeLauter
Frederick, MD

Jared Burgan
Waynesboro, PA

It's with a heavy heart., I lost not just a long time friend, but one that felt like a brother. Sleep well my brother

Larry & Peggy Kinna
Frederick, Maryland

I have a lot of fond memories that I will keep forever. He will be missed.

Jerry and Kim Bush
Frederick, MD

You will be missed Bill god speed

Clyde Domer
Emmitsburg, MD

I didn't know you well, and I didn't see you often, but you will be missed! Thanks for all your smiles and laughter, and your warm welcomes in the room.

Annemarie Ford
Inwood, West Virginia

My Condolences to the family Bill. He was a sweet and gentle man who I came to know in the rooms over 23 years ago. Love you Bill and will miss you.

Barry Edwards
Hagerstown, MD

Bill was a good friend to all that new him. My heartfelt sympathy to family and friends. Joanie

Joanie Freeze
Thurmont, MD

Clark will be missed at family gatherings.Prayers and hugs❤️

Susan Lyst
Silver Spring, Md.

Clark was my brother in law (my brother's wife's brother). He had organized the Duke/Gehring family reunion for a number of years recently and we always enjoyed these get-togethers. He was an entertaining guy and we will miss him.

John and Marguerite Duke
Salisbury, MD

To Dear Becky and Family, Your precious Clark....such a dear man! I'm so grateful I was privileged to know him. He could always light up the room with his bright smile and uplifting remark. I know your hearts are broken at this time because his presence will be so sorely missed. Take joy in all the precious memories you shared as a couple and as a family..And be blessed to know that he ran a good race and is now in the presence of His Lord. How comforting is that!! Know that my love and prayers are with all of you. Nancy Hellane

Nancy Hellane
Mercersburg, PA

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