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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 17, 2017

Donald Gardner

May 04, 2017
Donald Gardner

Donald E. Gardner, 85, of Garland, Texas, died May 1, 2017.

Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gardner was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Crawfordsville, the son of Elaine and L. Everette Gardner.

He served his country honorably as a member of the united States Air Force for nearly 26 years and after retiring from the military, spent many years in the hardware and lumber business prior to relocating to Texas in 1990. He loved his family unconditionally and faithfully while bringing joy to so many through his dedicated service to his church, FiveStone Community and as a Caring Hearts volunteer at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Garland.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce; a sister, Shirley Garrett of Washington; children, Rhonda E. Rose of Logansport, Indiana, Pam Anderson and husband David of Wylie, Texas, and Mark Gardner and wife Lesia of Kewanna, Indiana; seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Lavon Hahnbaum.


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