CARLISLE — Harold Blaine Dryden, 84, of Carlisle, husband of the late Shirley Burns Dryden, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 4, 1935, in Fleming County, to the late Jacob Dudley and Mayme Bell Pugh Dryden, Harold was a graduate of Deming High School, a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired Park Ranger at Blue Licks State Park, a farmer, a longtime coach of the Green Valley Women’s slow-pitch softball team, an avid antiques collector and dealer and member of the Carlisle Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Victor (Angie) Dryden and Dudley Dryden of Carlisle; a daughter, Cindy Herrington of Paris; a sister, Erma Ferguson of Lexington; six grandchildren, David, Jacob and Jennifer Dryden, Justin (Victoria) Dryden, Danielle (Steven) Minton and Brian Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, Austin, Kayden and McKenly Dryden and Owen and Maggie Minton.

Preceding him in death was a son, Eric Brian Dryden; a daughter, Teresa Carson Dryden; three brothers, James R. Dryden, Stanley Dryden and Owen D. Dryden; and three sisters, Alverta Ritchie, Edna Mae Doyle and Katherine Rainey.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Steve Smith.

Burial will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Austin Dryden, David Dryden, Dudley Dryden, Jacob Dryden, Justin Dryden and Victor Dryden.

Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carlisle Christian Church, 242 North Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311.

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