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Hal L. Renshaw

August 9, 1936 — March 22, 2024

Owensboro

Hal L. Renshaw

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Hal L. Renshaw, 87, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2024, at the Carmel Home.  He was born August 9, 1936, in White County, IL, to the late G. Cecil and Susie D. Ward Renshaw. Hal completed his high school education at Carmi Township High School, excelling as the valedictorian and serving as the class president. He pursued further education at the University of Illinois, obtaining a degree in accounting and participating in the ROTC program. He started his career at Texas Gas Transmission Corporation but was quickly called to active duty in the US Army. After 3 years serving his country, he rejoined Texas Gas and joined the Army Reserves where he served an additional 21 years. His successful military career ended as a Lieutenant Colonel and Battalion Commander. He continued his professional career at Texas Gas specializing in human resources and employee relations for a total of 34 years before retiring in 1992.

Hal was a longtime member of the Owensboro Lions Club.  He also volunteered to drive cancer patients to receive treatment for the American Cancer Society.

For Hal, nothing was more important than family. He and his wife, Eleanor, lovingly brought up 5 children.  He was deeply engaged in his children’s activities, coaching his sons in little league baseball and steadfastly supporting his daughter’s involvement in theater productions at Owensboro High School.  This same profound love and support were also bestowed upon his grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called him Gee Gee.  

Hal was passionate about travel, having visited all 50 states, and shared a love of playing bridge with his wife and friends. In his early Texas Gas days, he was the ace pitcher on their softball team. He also enjoyed supporting the Broadway shows at the RiverPark Center and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he was an avid fan of the Kentucky Wesleyan Basketball program and the St Louis Cardinals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Ward A. Renshaw and C. Wayne Renshaw, and his sisters Grace Lawson and Lois Cross.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 67 years, Eleanor F. Kleeman Renshaw; children, Margaret Lisa Moberly (Bob), David W. Renshaw (Julie), Michael A. Renshaw (Susan), Jeff H. Renshaw (Lisa), and Kevin L.  Renshaw; grandchildren, Amy Renshaw (Nate Wine), Rachel St. Clair (Bradford), Eric Renshaw (Ashton), Jennifer Renshaw, Alex Edwards (Matt), and Geneva Renshaw; great grandchildren Grayson St. Clair, Baker St. Clair, Annabelle Wine, and Henry Renshaw.

The memorial service for Hal Renshaw will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in the Carmel Home chapel. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 pm at the Carmel Home.  Internment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303, or to Huntington Disease Society Kentucky Chapter, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217.

Memories and messages of condolence for the family may be shared at www.glenncares.com.                  


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