SOUTHARD, GARY L. SR., 68, of Beechmont, was born January 3, 1946 to the late Russell and Viola Childress Southard in Harlan, KY and returned to his Heavenly Father March 7, 2014.
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Mr. Southard was a retired employee for Metropolitan Sewer District, a Vietnam army veteran and junior vice commander of the Mill Creek Veterans of Foreign Wars post 5421.
Among those who preceded him in death include his sister, June Summers; and brothers, Homer, Richard, Phillip, Donald and Larry Southard.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Janet Russell Southard; daughter, Theresia Morris; son Gary L. Southard Jr. (Kristy); brothers, James, Ronnie and Douglas Southard; sisters, Nancy, Gail and Francis Southard; stepchildren, Kevin and Brian Tackett, Trina Aller and Tracy Oates; grandchildren, Wesley, Ashley and Stephanie; great grandchildren, Noah and Jaxon; mother-in-law, Joyce Bennett; and a host of step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 12 Noon on Tuesday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Schoppenhorst.
Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home
4895 North Preston Highway
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 9, 2014