Andrew DeHart, co-owner of Brooks-DeHart and former owner of Foothills Trucking, passed away Thursday, January 24. Andrew, along with Anthony Brooks, opened Brooks-DeHart Furniture Xpress in May of 2011. They grew the business from the NC terminal to opening a terminal in Pontotoc, MS, and then a terminal in Jacksonville, FL.
Andrew moved to Atlantic Beach in 2014 and was instrumental in opening the Jacksonville terminal. He continued his role as VP and semi-retired to spend more time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Bridget; daughter, Amber Sherrill, and husband, Brian, of Jacksonville, FL; son, Andy DeHart-Parmer, and husband, Zack Parmer, of Washougal, WA; and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Arleigh Kathryn. He is also survived by his brother, Anthony, and his wife, Dottie; sister, Amanda Welch, and her husband, Dwayne. He was a beloved uncle to eight nieces and nephews.
The funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1423 8th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church – LCMS, 2304 Springs Road NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
The family is requesting everyone to wear bright or floral colors to either service to honor Andrew.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658, (828) 466-0466; Bethlehem Lutheran Church Youth Program, 1423 8th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, (904) 249-5418; Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 633-5437.