Gregory Vern Gardner, 68, of Danville, KY, passed away at his home on March 10th, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer.
Gregg was born on November 26, 1952 to Carleton Lee Gardner and Donna Jean (Williams) Chapman in Clare, MI. After graduating from Marion High School in 1971, he followed in his father’s footsteps as an electrician for Evart Products.
In 1997, he married Denise, and shortly after they moved to El Paso, TX and then Dell City, TX where they owned and operated Tuco’s Market. In 2015, they moved to KY.
Gregg always had a passion for law enforcement and firefighting. He held several law enforcement positions in Michigan and served as a volunteer fireman in both Michigan and Texas. Gregg also held a Master Mason Degree with the Freemasons.
Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, boating, photography, Nascar and classic rock n’ roll. He also loved to fly and obtained a FAA single engine private pilot license. During his retirement he enjoyed leather working, watching MLB baseball, and became a fan of University of Kentucky basketball and football.
Gregg was preceded in death by his father Carleton and mother Donna. He is survived by his wife Denise (Manthey) Gardner of 24 years, daughter Heidi (Connie) Gardner, and sons Shane (Chrissy) Gardner, Sean (Lindsey) Adkins, Travis (Jenifer) Adkins, and Zane (Lisa) Adkins; grandchildren Brayden, Rylan, Nevaeh, Caleb, Ava, Ariana, Branwyn, Sophia, and Isaacs; brother Eric (Davi) Gardner and sister Joy Gardner; five nieces and nephews, three aunts, several cousins, and his beloved dogs Blue, Roxy, and Bella.
The family would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the wonderful care and guidance of Heritage Hospice, Inc.
No services will be held at this time and the family requests that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriners Hospital for Children.