BRINKHAVEN- Herbert Orville “Herb” Gardner, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 31, 1940 in Millersburg to the late Charles Albert and Garnet Frances (Mowery) Gardner. He married Nancy Lee (Fath) Gardner on Sept. 18, 1965, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2006. He worked as a truck driver for Cuddy Farms for 31 years, loved to play softball, and going out to eat and spending time with his companion, Carol & her dog, “Ruddy”. Together they enjoyed going to Wingate in St. Clairsville for New Year’s.
Herb was the owner & operator of Gardner Roofing for 30 years, and the former manager of the Danville Merchants and Mohican Inn. He served on Brinkhaven Village Council for 16 years. He was a member of the Brinkhaven United Methodist Church, the Moose Lodge of Mt. Vernon, Killbuck V.F.W. Post #7079, the American Legion of Danville & Loudonville, and Loudonville Eagles Aerie #2275.
He is survived by a son, Larry Gardner of Brinkhaven; sisters-in-law, Betty Schiebe of New Albany, IN, Kay Huffman of Loudonville, Becky Ausburger of Millersburg, and Robin King of Loudonville; brothers-in-law, Bill Fath of Millersburg, and Mike Fath of Charlotte, NC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his companion of 13 years, Carol Hall; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Naioma Jean; a sister-in-law, Pat Bender; and a brother-in-law, Larry Fath.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Ken Smailes will officiate. Face masks are required for visitors. Burial with military honors will follow in Killbuck Cemetery. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations are suggested to the Danville Fire Dept. (E.K.C.J.F.D.), P.O. Box 526 Danville, OH 43014.
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