Herman “David” Rearden, 84, passed away Thursday August 5, 2021 at his home in Tell City, IN.
He was born in Fordsville, KY on August 29, 1936 son of the late Ernest and Clara Huff Rearden.
He married Sheila K. Jones on July 26, 1986. Dave helped organize and was the first union president of United Steelworkers Local 7325 in Lewisport, KY. He retired after 23 years at Commonwealth Aluminum.
He was a member of the Tell City First United Methodist Church and the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus.
He enjoyed spending time at his Kentucky home at Rough River Lake called the Rearden Retreat.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila of Tell City, IN; his children, Vicki Lynn Rearden of Owensboro, KY, H. Cole (Michelle) Rearden of Philpot, KY, ; siblings, Iona Simon of Owensboro, KY, Patricia (Larry) Harralson of Owensboro, KY, Mary Roby of Owensboro, KY, Joseph (Jean Ann) Rearden, Whitesville, KY, James Harold Rearden of Desolge, MO; grandchildren, Jona (Nick) Hall, Jeremiah Rearden, Clay Rearden, Juston (Blake) Rearden, Jacob (Jamie) Rearden, Destiny (Dakota) Dockery, Amanda Seaton, Lane (Alyssa) Huff and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sons, David “Cliff” Rearden Jeff Rearden and siblings, Truman Rearden, Helen Coomes, Dorothy Rearden and Ernestine in infancy.
Services will be at 11:00am Monday, August 9, 2021 at Tell City First United Methodist Church with Rev. Harriet Wilkin officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and from 9:00am to service time Monday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Tell City First United Methodist Church.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Herman David Rearden, please visit our floral store.