Danny Russell House

Danny Russell House, 68, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 with his family by his side.  He was born in Owensboro on June 7, 1958 to Russell and Emma Jean House.  Danny was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church where he served as treasurer and taught Sunday School for many years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching, attending his granddaughters ball games and watching U.K. Basketball.  One of Danny’s proudest moments as a coach came in 1991 when he coached the 13 year old Rough River Babe Ruth All Stars.  The team won the Kentucky state championship and played in the Babe Ruth World Series in Millville, N.J.  Danny was a past president of the Hancock County Little League, Hancock County Babe Ruth, Hancock County High School baseball and basketball booster clubs.  He was a member of the Lewisport Lions Club and the Hancock County Jaycee’s.  Danny was preceded in death by his step mother, Glen Clark House.

Danny’s professional career in insurance started with Commonwealth Life Insurance Company.  He was the longtime owner of House Insurance Services in Hancock County and a partner of House-Hoffman Insurance Services in Owensboro.  Danny was a past president of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, served on the President’s Advisory Council for Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, and served on the board of Hospice of Western Kentucky and United Way.  In 2011, Danny was named the Citizen of the Year in Hancock County by the Chamber of Commerce.

Danny is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marsha Reynolds House; son, Brandon House and his wife Johnna; 3 grandchildren, Halley Stewart, Ella House and Ansley House; mother, Emma Jean Jasper and her husband Charlie; father, Russell House; siblings, Bruce House and his wife Naiome, Dana Hurt and her husband Randall and Jason Jasper and his wife Tara; step sisters, Karen Thomas and Anne Brent Frankel and her wife Sheilah; nieces, Sarah Phillips and husband Derek and Brylie Jasper; nephews, Nathan House and Daniel House.

Funeral Services for Danny House will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Lewisport Baptist Church with burial following in Lewisport Cemetery.  Danny’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday from 3 pm until 8 pm and on Friday from 9 am until service time at Lewisport Baptist Church.  Memorial donations may be made in Danny’s honor to Hospice of Western Kentucky or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Share your memories of Danny with his family at  HYPERLINK “http://www.gibsonandsonfh.com” \t “_blank” www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

3 Comments

  1. Kim McDowell on June 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    A good man. May his soul rest in peace. I have fond memories of Danny coming round on his visits for our family insurance needs when we lived in the area. Our condolences and prayers from Mobile Alabama to the family.

  2. Steve Janowick on July 3, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Straight-up, forthright, dependable and honest.
    “Straightest guy I ever knew”.
    When we were in high school I probably used the term “straight-guy” as a derogatory description of Danny.
    Today I use it as a statement of admiration for someone who stayed the course.
    RIP Danny, you earned it.

    • Linda on July 6, 2020 at 8:32 am

      No doubt, he was truly a great man. Thank you for your comment!

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