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Gene Thomas Vannarsdall

December 2, 1942 — November 28, 2023

Carrollton

Gene Thomas Vannarsdall

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Gene Thomas Vannarsdall, a beloved member of the Carrollton community, has passed away at the age of 80. Gene was born on December 2, 1942, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, to his father Olen T. Vannarsdall and his mother Virginia Mae Wilson Vannarsdall. On November 28, 2023, Gene departed this life at his home in Carrollton, surrounded by his loved ones.

Gene led an accomplished life filled with meaningful relationships and notable achievements. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era, he returned to Carrollton and embarked on a successful career that spanned decades. Gene owned and operated "Gene's Gulf Service Station," a bustling establishment that served the community with excellence for many years. He later went on to establish "Gene and Son's Garage and Towing," becoming an essential figure in the local automotive industry.

Known for his friendly and helpful nature, Gene touched the lives of countless individuals within Carrollton and beyond. He always had a kind word for everyone he met and was happy to lend a hand whenever needed. His warm smile and compassionate heart made him a cherished friend to many.

Outside of work, Gene found joy in simple pleasures. One of his favorite pastimes was enjoying delicious meals at Welch's Riverside Restaurant. From savoring hearty dishes to engaging in lively conversations with friends and family, those moments brought him great happiness.

Perhaps Gene's proudest accomplishment was his enduring marriage to Bonnie Jean Vannarsdall. Their love story was one that inspired those around them. Together they created a home filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

Gene is preceded in death by his loving wife Bonnie Jean Vannarsdall, their son Kevin Vannarsdall, as well as his sisters, Rita Sue Vannarsdall, Patsy Ann Vannarsdall, Sharon Lee Vannarsdall and  Donna Duncan, his brother, James David "Jimmy" Vannarsdall, father Olen T. Vannarsdall, and mother Virginia Mae Wilson Vannarsdall.

In addition to his immediate family, Gene is survived by his son Keith Vannarsdall, sisters; Judy Cobb, Diane McKinney and Susan New, brothers; Larry Vannarsdall,  Ronnie Vanarsdall,  Dickie Vanarsdall and Johnny Vanarsdall, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. His memory will also be cherished by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will be held to honor Gene's life on December 4, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton located at 401 Highland Ave in Carrollton. This will be followed by a funeral service starting at 1:00 PM at the same location. The community is invited to join in paying tribute to this remarkable individual who touched so many lives.

Gene Thomas Vannarsdall leaves behind a legacy of kindness, generosity, and love. His warm spirit and unwavering dedication to his family and community will forever be remembered and treasured. As we mourn the passing of a dear soul taken from us too soon, let us also celebrate a life well lived—a life that touched us all in profound ways. Gene's memory will live on in our hearts and minds as we continue to carry his legacy forward.

Memorial gifts may take the form of contributions to: First Baptist Church.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, December 4, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Chrurch of Carrollton

401 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 4, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Chrurch of Carrollton

401 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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Burial

Monday, December 4, 2023

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