Daniel Roger Kearns, 84, of Port Orange, Fl., formerly of Flatwoods, passed away Feb. 28, 2019 in Halifax Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Kearns was born in Ironton, Ohio Oct. 4, 1934, to the late Grover C. and Myrtle Lewis Kearns.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Grover Frederick (Dolores) Kearns, Marshall D. (Betty) Kearns, one sister, Ruby, and one special family friend, James Stewart.
Daniel was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Russell and served proudly in the United States Army. Mr. Kearns retired from Ashland, Inc. in the transportation department. He was a member of the Ky-O-Va transportation club, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, the local Jaycee club, and Kiwanis Club. An avid pilot and enthusiastic lifelong motorcyclist, Dan was the owner of D & M Cycle Sales in Ashland for nearly 30 years. He obtained an Associate degree in Applied Science from the University of Kentucky and completed multiple advanced certifications in transportation management. Dan held leadership positions in many professional organizations.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Myrna Faye Kearns; daughter, Dana Renee (Kent) Miller, two sons, Roger Lester (Becky) Kearns and Lee Anthony (Jenny) Kearns; two sisters, Maletha (Chuck) All and LaVerne (Dan) Cox; sister-in-law, Vicki (John) Edwards; 10 grandchildren, Brook (Randy) Loggins, Kyle (Caitlan) Miller, Brett Miller, Jared Kearns, Aaron Kearns, Morgan Kearns, Andrew Kearns, Rachel Kearns, Mikayla Goodwin and Elicia Goodwin; four great-grandchildren, Kamara Grace Loggins, Tucker Loggins, Victoria Miller and Eloise Miller; along with many special nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 am Friday, March 8, 2019 with the funeral service at 11:45 am at the First Baptist Church of Russell with Pastors Ken Gowin and Chris Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North East.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to GO Ministries for their grandson, who is a missionary in the Dominican Republic. You may give online at gomin.org/bmiller or contact Carman Funeral Home for the mailing address.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is caring for arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com