Reginald E. “Reg” Chard, 69, Spring Hill, Kansas passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, February 16, 2019 with Celebration of Life to follow at 12 Noon at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913-592-2244). Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Reg was born in Smith Center, Kansas on December 21, 1949 to Olan Eugene and Opal Lela (Beach) Chard. He moved to Spring Hill as a child and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1967. He served in the United States Army. Reg worked for Ford Motor Company Parts Department, Lenexa, Kansas, retiring after 35 years. After retirement, he worked for 7 years at Blue Valley Tractor, Stilwell Kansas. On July 19, 1997, Reg married Joanne G. Stump in Spring Hill, Kansas. He was a member of American Legion Cole-Smith Post 350 and UAW Auto Workers. Reg enjoyed playing guitars and was a member of “The RRED Band” for 25 years. He loved riding his motorcycle, especially the late night rides.
Reg was preceded in death by his parents, son Keith Eugene Chard, brother Gary Frydendall, and sister Barbara Fulton. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of the home, daughter Amanda Opal Chard, Ottawa, Kansas, son Christopher Michael Stump, Lawrence, Kansas, sister Brenda Harsh, Phoenix, Arizona and granddaughters Josephine and Charlie.