Samuel Melvin Gardner, age 88, died on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at the Clearfork Assisted Living Facility in Willow Park, Texas. He was born on June 30, 1929 in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Reynold and Melinda Bradley Gardner.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, the CAP, Sand Hills Amateur Radio Club. Sam also proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1947-1967. He worked for the National Weather Service until his retirement.
In 1970 he moved from South Bend, Indiana to Garden City.
On April 4th, 1959, he married Eileen Mary Gardner in High Wycombe, England. She preceded him in death on September 23, 2014.
One Son Richard Gardner of Denver, Co
Two Daughter in Laws Susan K. Marshall of Denver, CO
LaQuita Gardner of Weatherford, Texas
One Sister Jean Desha of Mansfield, Texas
Four Granddaughters Shannon Gardner of Springfield, Ohio
Nicole Gardner of Springfield, Ohio
Christy Templeton of Weatherford, Texas
Mandy Nation of Pflugerville, Texas
and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Reynold Gardner; son Samuel Melvin Gardner, Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29th, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. at the Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City. Friends are welcome to come to Time Out at 6pm after the service to have dinner and reminisce.
Visitation will be from 1-8 with the family present from 6:30-8:00 pm on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.
Interment will take place at the Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas immediately following services.