TELL CITY, Ind. — Herman “David” Rearden, 84, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at his home in Tell City, Ind. He was born in Fordsville on Aug. 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. He retired after 23 years at Commonwealth Aluminum. Dave 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.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, David “Cliff” Rearden and Jeff Rearden; and siblings, Truman Rearden, Helen Coomes, Dorothy Rearden and Ernestine in infancy.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Tell City; his children, Vicki Lynn Rearden, of Owensboro, and H. Cole (Michelle), Rearden of Philpot; siblings, Iona Simon, of Owensboro, Patricia (Larry) Harralson, of Owensboro, Mary Roby, of Owensboro, Joseph (Jean Ann) Rearden, of Whitesville, and 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 and Lane (Alyssa) Huff; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 9 at Tell City First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Harriet Wilkin officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Tell City First United Methodist Church.