Gary Wayne Swentner, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. The Daviess County native was born April 7, 1949, to the late Paul and Marietta Nalley Swentner. Gary graduated from Daviess Co. High School (class of 67) then served four years in the Air Force where he was stationed in South Korea. He retired from Holland Dairies Inc. after which he worked as a custodian for both city and county schools. When not working, Gary was an avid crappie fisherman. He also enjoyed watching sports, growing a vegetable garden, and listening to his vinyl records. Gary was a tinkerer and very mechanically inclined helping anyone who needed it with fixing flat tires to mowers. Being friendly, he knew everyone in the neighborhood by name.
In addition to his parents, Gary also was preceded in death by his son, Travis Swentner in 2010.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 51 years, Deborah Phelps Swentner; daughter, Krista Fogle, and husband Billy of Owensboro; four grandchildren, Katlyn Swentner of Roundhill, Cole Swentner of Bowling Green, Landon Fogle, and Lindley Fogle both of Owensboro; sisters, Norma Phillips, Carrol Hayden, and Sharon Jones; several nieces and nephews.
The service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Burial will be in the Field of Honor at Owensboro Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of W. Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing Owensboro, KY 42301, or the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, 1020 Breckenridge St, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and condolences for the family of Gary Swentner may be left at www.glenncares.com