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James Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner

July 17, 1967     ~     August 19, 2015

James Kevin Gardner, 48, Cave City, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of the late James H. “Jimmy” Gardner and Donnie C. Hensley Gardner.

Kevin grew up a farmer on the family farm and made it his life for many years. He later became a contractor for Lowe’s of Glasgow. He was an active member of Farm Bureau and had served on local, state, and national levels on the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. He was only the 7th from Kentucky to chair the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. He was the first farmer to ever serve on the Barren County Industrial Authority. He was active with and had served as a coach with the Park City Little League; he was the set builder for the Barren County High School Drama Club; and he was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Glenna Sturgeon Gardner; their children: Tyler Gardner and wife Sarah of White Mills, KY; Kyle Gardner and wife Lauren of Glasgow; Jordan Gardner of Bowling Green; Grant Gardner and fiancée Sydney of Cave City; their first grandson: Mason Gardner of White Mills.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Guest Register

18 Entries for James Kevin Gardner

  1. Ray Green says:

    Glenna, George and Carolyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. Death is always hard but someone this young is so sad. May God bless and strengthen you. Praying for you all.

  2. Beverly Simon says:

    I am so sorry for your loss..

    God will comfort you and give you peace

  3. Tina Sharp says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Kevin was a wonderful person. Prayers for you all.

  4. DJ says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in the words written at John 5:28,29, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the future He will also do away with death forever.(Isaiah 25:8) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones for an eterniy. Until then, I hope the memories of Kevin and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.


    Sorry for the loss of Kevin ,He is a good guy!

  6. Randy and Amy London says:

    So sorry Glenna and family for your loss. We had only known Kevin for a little over a year but he was such a nice and helpful person. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  7. George and Lois Waters says:

    Glenna and family we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers

  8. Gary & Lynn Davis says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of Kevin, he was a great guy! Hold on to your faith and will keep you and the kids in our prayers.

  9. Tony & Paulette (Witty) Wasylycia says:

    Glenna and family…We are so very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege on more than one occasion to be doing video from the sound booth where Kevin was working at BCHS. Always a gentleman and truly dedicated to the students (be they very young or seniors) that were appearing on stage. My heart weeps for you as a family. May God hold each one of you close to Him and give you comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead is my prayer for you.

  10. Janice Chapman Woods says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Praying that God will hold all of you in the palm of his hand.

  11. Kaye & Walter Davis says:

    Glenna & family, so sorry for your great loss. Walter & I are in Lexington with family this weekend. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  12. Rick and Drema Wilson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  13. kim poynter was graves says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of kevin he was a very sweet man and prayers to all of the family and god will hold you all in the palm of his hand and help you through the next few days, months ahead. God bless you all. I will keep you in my prayers

  14. Runelle & Earl Jackson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. May God give you all peace and comfort.

  15. Amanda Larkin says:

    Deep, sincere, and heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Prayers for comfort that only God can provide.

  16. Tim & Tammy Wallace says:

    Glenna and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. I knew Kevin when I was 11 or 12 years old. I lived just below Jimmy’s pig farm when growing up and Kevin would want me to come over sometimes to play pool. In the winter when it snowed we would slide down the steep hill across Highway 90. As time went on I moved and lost contact with him but I always thought of him as a good friend. He was a nice person. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Linda E Morris says:

    So very sorry to hear about Kevin. He was such a fine young man. God bless you all.

  18. Danny Martin says:

    May God’s blessings and peace guide you at this time and give you the comfort and strength you need.