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Nix Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
Monday September 20th, 2021

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Donald Earl Gardner

Donald Earl Gardner, 79, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

A native of McDowell County, Donald was born November 15, 1941 to the late Joseph Hartzel Gardner and Rellie Fender Gardner Peek.

Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in the oil business for many years. He served as a deacon at Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church where he loved serving the Lord. Donald enjoyed working with the cub scouts and boy scouts. He was happy all the time, and he always had a story to tell. He loved his grandkids more than anything and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Cody and Irene Clements.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Gardner; two sons, Donald Gardner, Jr. (Tina) and Joseph Allen Gardner (Chasity); four grandchildren, Christina Boeke, Alisha Pelfrey, Lindsay Gardner, and Natalee Eline; two adopted grandchildren, Jullietta Ollis and Lilly Webb; five great grandchildren, Aubrey Boeke, Riley Bingham, Xavier Boeke, Margo Eline, and Adrianna Hannah; and four siblings, Pat Wallen (Randy), Lora Honeycutt, Clyde Gardner, and Gordon Peek.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Chad Chrisawn officiating.

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A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Rose Morgan Oct 4 2021 2:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Paul and Joy Brooks Sep 22 2021 2:07 PM

All ways had a smile on his face,would speak to you no matter where he saw you.. Eddie Miller enjoyed talking to him,any time he saw him. Will be missed by all.

Lorena miller Sep 21 2021 5:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Scottie miller Sep 21 2021 4:47 PM

The millers are all praying for you and sending you our love. Donald was always a smiling happy guy and will be missed.

Melody Miller Sep 20 2021 9:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Melody Miller Sep 20 2021 9:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Rebecca Sep 20 2021 8:54 PM

He was a great man and he was loved by so many people and he will be missed by so many, His smile brought joy to all
And I am so glad to be his granddaughter

Lilly Sep 20 2021 6:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Gardner

Lilly Sep 20 2021 6:48 PM

Heaven is not big enough for a place like Donald Gardner. Thank you so much for being so good to my daughter. You will be greatly missed. RIP

Misty Silver Sep 20 2021 6:38 PM

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