snowcapped mtsHENDERSON, Ky. (2/12/19) — W. Darrell Gardner, 77 of Henderson, died 6:05 p.m. Monday at his daughter’s home under the care of his children.

He grew up one of 10 children on a farm in Dixon and worked at Whirlpool in production for 45 years. Gardner was a member of the former Audubon Baptist Church and also attended services at Airline Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Frank and Bessie Gardner, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Gardner, brothers Paul and David Gardner and sisters Carolyn Slemp and Reva Shoulders.

Gardner's Life Celebration is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Reverend Jeff Burke officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.