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Obituary - William George Gardner

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William George Gardner

January 20, 1939 - March 27, 2018
Age: 79
Residence: Billings, MO
Formerly of: Billings, MO

William “Willie” George Gardner, age 79, of Billings, Missouri, passed away March 27, 2018. He came into this world January 20, 1939, in Billings, Missouri, the son of Walter and Amelia (Westerman) Gardner. He was united in marriage May 13, 1962, to Reta Holden. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Willie proudly served our country in the National Guard. He enjoyed watching Nascar races, coaching little league, being a volunteer fireman, and raising “show” rabbits and showing them at fairs and competitions around the country. Willie never met a stranger and could talk to anyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Willie is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; five brothers; one brother-in-law; and an infant grandson.

He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 56 years, Reta Gardner; son, Allan (Lisa) Gardner of Billings, Missouri; son, Scott Gardner of Billings, Missouri; grandchildren: Rachel (fiancé Richard Cunningham), Taylor (fiancé Sam Crawford), Jerett, Gabrianna (fiancé Brad Cover), and Scott Aaron; great-grandchildren: Nevaeh, Paisley, and Aubrey; two nieces, Sarita Evans and Lurae Wilkins; and a great-niece, Lesley Evans.

A celebration of life will be 2 to 4 PM, April 7, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Billings, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital in Willie’s name at: www.stjude.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com

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