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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Thursday August 26th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Thursday August 26th, 2021
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Douglas Jack Gardner

Douglas Jack Gardner, age 68, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 23, 2021, at his residence. He was born in McDowell County on March 27, 1953, to Marjorie Styles Gardner and the late Lawrence Jack Gardner.

Doug was a proud US Navy Veteran. He started his career at Marion Correctional Institute and later retired from Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institute, after 23 years of service. He was an avid Carolina basketball fan and enjoyed watching movies. Doug loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley McKinney Gardner.

Left here to cherish Doug’s memory is his mother, Marjorie Styles Gardner; his children, Jason Gardner (Mandi) and Sara Gardner; one sister, Diane Brewer (Tommy) and four grandchildren, Kassidy Zuniga (Jose), Kobe Wiggins, Eli Wiggins and Yonah Gardner.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.


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I worked with Doug for several years at Avery/Mitchell and wen I needed help with my job he would try to help. He will be missed and I'm sorry I did not no of his passing until today. May God be with his son and grandchildren.

Betty Pendley Sep 6 2021 11:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Betty Street Pendley Sep 6 2021 11:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Cindy Mackey Aug 26 2021 9:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Lisa Lunsford Aug 26 2021 5:10 PM

Doug was just one super nice guy in that 1971 Glenwood High School class. Just nice...He and Shirley were quite the pair. In deepest sympathy.
Will be thinking of all of you.

Dawn Wade Robbins Aug 26 2021 1:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Dawn Wade Robbins Aug 26 2021 1:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

The Smith Family Aug 26 2021 11:20 AM

Jason, Sara and family, please accept my most sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy..I have no doubt that if love could have saved him. he would have lived forever...

James "Pete" Beacham Aug 26 2021 8:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Vanessa Autrey Aug 25 2021 5:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gardner

Cindy Haynes Aug 25 2021 4:31 PM

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