Herbert Neville Ginn, Sr. returned home on Sunday, February 23, 2020. He is loved and will forever be remembered by his eternal companion, Mary Ann Ginn; and three children, Herbert (Leslie) Neville Ginn, Jr. of Alma, Arkansas, Jennifer (Stephen) Barnes of Florence, Kentucky and Julie (Jonathan) Collins of Florence, Kentucky. Herb’s greatest joys in life were his 13 grandchildren, Whitney (Rodney) Margis of Oklahoma, Lindsey (Kyle) Looney of Arkansas, Dallin (Meagan) Ginn of Arizona, Tayler Ginn of Arkansas, Kendall Collins of Lexington, Lexi Fowee of Florence, Kaitlyn Collins of Florence, Kayla Collins of Crittenden, Erika Barnes of Idaho, Casey (Angel) Ginn of Idaho, Madison Barnes of Florence, Stephanie Barnes of Florence, and Kelsey Collins of Crittenden. He has one great grandson, one step great grandson, and another great grandson on the way.
Herb was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Claudia Hollar Ginn; father, “Carl” Ginn; his brothers, Robert “Bob” Ginn and Larry “Jake” Ginn; sister, Marsha Ginn Patterson; and one very grumpy Yorkie Terrier named Wolf. He will be forever be remembered by his brother Ralph (Dee) Ginn of Canton, Ohio, Paul Ginn of Avon Park, Florida, Lowell (Sharon) Ginn of Florence, Sharon Sackett of Florence, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Herb’s health began to decline in the fall of 2019. He repeatedly told his family during this time that he lived a very full life and a wonderful 80 years. This includes growing up in Taylorsport, Kentucky where he formed lifelong friendships and learned a strong work ethic from Vaughn Hempfling. He married the love of his life in 1963 and drove a semi for Thermice Corporation, thanks to Ralph Sprague. He was awarded many awards for more than three million miles of accident free driving over 23+ years. His favorite activities were anything that included time spent with his family. He was a particularly gifted storyteller and loved to share stories of growing up near the river and his childhood. Herb had a love for farm implements, trains, and John Deere tractors. He was the founder of the Boone County Antique Engine and Tractor Association and later shared his love of Boone County by founding the Facebook group, Hebron in the Good Ole Days 1900’s and up. He was a member of the Hebron Masonic Lodge. Herb’s most treasured membership was that of his church. He faithfully served as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The family invites you to join us in honoring Herb Ginn on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon with a funeral service following at 12:30 p.m. Visitation and funeral service will be held at the Hebron building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 2965 Hebron Park Drive, Hebron, KY 41048. Interment will be at the Petersburg cemetery for family and nearest friends.
Should you feel moved to honor Herb’s life, we ask for donations to be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators in lieu of flowers. Many thanks to the staff of Bluegrass Care Navigators for the compassionate care the Hospice team provided to our loved one.
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