Kenny Gorrell

Kenny Gorrell, 59, of Russellville, IN, passed away in Clayton, IN on September 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer.  He was born on August 26, 1960 in Greencastle, IN to the late Charles Harvey and Imogene Maxine (Nicholson) Gorrell. He married Dianna (Davis) Gorrell on September 29, 2001 at the Russellville Community Center in Russellville, IN.  She survives.

He worked for Fry Dairy Farm for 10 years and Tri County Trash for 35 years. He was a graduate of North Putnam High School in the class of 1980.

Kenny enjoyed anything outdoors. Gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, riding his 4-wheeler in the woods, picking up walnuts by the truck full and cutting wood are a few of the things he really enjoyed. He loved being with and teaching his grandchildren about nature and the great outdoors.

Kenny is survived by his wife Dianna (Davis) Gorrell of Russellville, IN; brothers, Joe Gorrell of Crawfordsville, IN and Bobby Gorrell of Russellville, IN; children, Earl Ray (Michelle) Gorrell of Greencastle, IN, Lynda (Jason) Fox of Clayton, IN, Sara (Tyler) Welty of Plainfield, IN, Charla (Matt) Gorrell-Whitlock of Crawfordsville, IN; stepchildren, Steve Hansen of Russellville, IN and Danielle Hansen (Jessie Cummings) of Russellville, IN; grandchildren, Hunter, Justin, Easton, Colton, Brynlee, Matthew, Noah, Tyler, Waylon and Aunt Lynne Gorrell of Florida.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Uncles and Aunts, Willis and Margaret Gorrell, Eddie Gorrell, Fred Nicholson, Bob and Betty Nicholson, granddaughter, Janet Joanne “JJ” Whitlock and grandson, Spencer J. Hansen.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00PM at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, 102 East Washington Street, Roachdale, IN  46172. Darrell Wiatt will be officiating the service. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 PM until the time of the service.



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10 thoughts on “Kenny Gorrell

  • Tina Blake

    What Dale Carnegie knew instinctively from study and life experience has been vindicated by science:
    smiling is truly and simply powerful.

    It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
    It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature’s best antidote for trouble.
    Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anyone ’til it is given away. And if in the hurly-burly bustle of today’s business world, some of the people you meet should be too tired to give you a smile, may we ask you to leave one of yours?
    For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give.

    Thanks Kenny for all those beautiful smiles.

  • Tina Blake

    Dearest family,

    The world is a better place when you have people like Kenny in it. HIs smile was so contagious. Prayers being sent right up for the loss of your loved one.

    Keep on Smiling Kenny, Heaven truly received an angel!

    Tina Blake

  • Rosetta Meadows

    Kenny always had a smile riding on the back of that truck waving at everyone in Waveland and coming to my husbands green house picking out flowers to put out over Russellville everyone one in Waveland knew Kenny and enjoy getting a big wave from him R.I.P. Kenny

  • Doug Reed

    What a wonderful man, one of all time favorite human beings I’ve had the pleasure of sharing life with, that smile will never be forgotten, and the things he did for me while at tri county,RIP my good friend !!!!!

  • Sharon Rose

    Kenny was a very friendly guy alway’s a Hi or wave when he was on our route !! We had missed seeing him so he’s in God’s house now & enjoying life in a whole new form !!