James Monroe Gardner
Funeral Date: 7/9/2015

Obituary:
James Monroe “Jim” Gardner age 68 of Hermitage, AR died Monday July 6th at his home. He was born April 26th, 1947 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late John T Gardner and Quinnie Thomason Gardner. He was also preceded in death by a wife Carolyn Carr Gardner whom he married January 7th, 1967 and she died May 20, 2003. daughter Teresa Sutherland, a granddaughter Tamara Gardner, a brother Bryan Gardner and sisters Ruby Tully, Ola Jean Hlavarty and Polly Gardner. He is survived by his wife Deannie Gardner whom he married February 25, 2006. 6 sons, James Robert Gardner and spouse Tanya, Warren, AR; John Gardner and spouse Susan, Melbourne, AR; Michael Gardner and spouse Marsha, Warren, AR; Andrew Gardner and spouse Lorelei, Warren, AR; Dennis Light and spouse Peggy and Danny Light all of Warren, AR. Daughters Regina Lloyd and spouse Kenny, Monticello, AR; Jaycee Benson and Mallory Benson both of Hermitage, AR. and Rose Dimm, Monahan’s, TX. A brother Bill Gardner, Hermitage, AR and sisters Myrtle Tillman, Warren, AR and Florence Dickens, Benton, AR. 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Jim was born and raised in the Blue Springs Community, near Banks on his family’s farm. He moved to Warren in his later teen years where he played basketball as well. Jim was a faithful member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where he served as youth director, he was president of the Calhoun county riding club for numerous years and served as a Bradley County Sheriffs Deputy. Jim has served Bradley County as an EMT and a Paramedic, which he retired from in 2010 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since his retirement, he still volunteered with EASI as a Paramedic and kept his certification and worked ballgames and public events for the company. He retired from EASI in 2010 as the Supervisor for Bradley County, which at times he supervised numerous counties and employees. He is known by many as being kind and caring and was wonderful at his job. He also worked part-time for Frazer’s Funeral Home since his retirement. He carried many roles throughout his lifetime. He served in Vietnam, where he received injuries that left him hospitalized in Germany for months away from his family. He had many stories to tell and has touched many lives and never met a stranger. Since his retirement he went back and recertified in law enforcement and served on the Bradley County Sheriff’s Auxiliary. He served as Bailiff at the local and district court levels. He had many friends and acquaintances from his many years of public service. Jim attended Landmark Church in Hermitage, where every Wednesday night he picked up 10 – 20 children for service at Landmark and made sure they had refreshments, which was usually a meal. He didn’t miss often, and he took chemo every Tuesday. He was truly an inspiration to us who can find an excuse not to do the things for our church or youth that we know we should. Funeral services were 2:00pm Thursday, July 9th at First Assembly of God Church by Rev David Inzer, Rev Jim Bales, Ben Woods speaking and Rev. Michael Gardner delivering a message. Shirley Outlaw and Georgia Jones the musicians and Jennifer Jones and T.J. Files the soloists. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery at Banks with Military and EMS honors extended. Pallbearers were Dr. Joe Hank Wharton, Stephen Smith, Hershel Tillman, Ronny Russell, Howard Bennett, Ben Woods, Jerry Lynn Hollingsworth and Anthony Gardner. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Scroggins, Roger Scroggins, Kelly Burson, Thomas Frazer, Dr. Dichelle George, Pete Johnston, Eddie Scroggins, Jerry Scroggins, John Frazer, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Chief Randy Peek, Shannon Groves, Kim Roberts, Sheriff Rick Anders and the Bradley County Sheriff Office, Men of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and the EASI Ambulance Service Team.

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Name: bonnie dickens
Message: Dennie im so sorry for your loss Jim was a very good person and friend my prayers go out to the family

Name: Jessie Hicks
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

Name: Linda Hamilton
Message: Gone but never for gotton

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Name: Zach and Whitney King
Message: Praying for your family, James and Tanya.

Name: Marty Lee Wardlaw
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Name: Mac & Diane Lochala
Message: Jim was a good friend to everyone who knew him. He will certainly be missed by so many people. We can all learn a lot about living if we live like Jim did....truly he loved the Lord will all his heart, mind and body...and certainly loved his neighbors and friends.

Name: Steve Perkins
Message: Prayers for the family and friends of this dear man. He is greatly missed by many already. May God grant you peace and strength.

Name: James Wright
Message: I am thankful that The Lord blessed me with Jim Gardner as my friend. Prayers of peace and comfort for the family.

Name: harry adams
Message: Sorry for your loss he was a good friend

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a great angel. Praying for the family.

Name: Charles Landers
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Name: Johnny & Sarah Sinclair
Message: We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. He touched many lives and will truly be missed by many. He was such an inspiration, may God be with you all and comfort you during this time.

Name: Scooter Richardson
Message: Deannie and Cousins, there are no words to describe the pain you all are feeling right now, praying for you all during this time of grief and days to come. Uncle Jim was a remarkable man and loved by all who knew him. love to you all

Name: David and Connie York
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Name: Teresa & Keith Thornton
Message: May God Grant this Family with Comfort, Grace,Love,during this time of your loss of such a special Man. Our thoughts and many prayers are with you all.

Name: Mike and Cindy Wade
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Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Gardner Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Jim. He was a great man and will be missed by many. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Reecia Carr-McGaha
Message: Friend for many years

Name: Holli Pope
Message: Oraying gor you all during this difficult time.

Name: Badgley Family
Message: Jim we are blessed to have known you and you will be missed! prayers go out to the family!

Name: clarissa mcghan
Message: My heart goes out to this family he was a good men and loving grandfather and father my dad grow up around him and his son so lots of prayers and love

Name: Tamika Davis
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Name: Randy&Marcy Gorman
Message: Jim meant the world to our family. He will truly be missed.

Name: LEA FAULKNER
Message: PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BE WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. BCMC

Name: Ervin and Debbie Henry
Message: so sorry for your loss Jim will truly be miss .we are praying for your family

Name: Ben and Charlotte Wood
Message: He was a great man and will be missed by so many... we pray that God will comfort his family during this time.

Name: Leanne Burch
Message: Praying for you all during this difficult time.Mr.Jim was an inspiration to all that knew him. He will be truly missed.

Name: Brandon Vail / Family
Message: Sorry for your loss !! Great man!

Name: Brenda Bryant
Message: Sorry for your loss. Jim was a kind and gentle man.

Name: Samantha Hewitt
Message: He was truly a great person and will greatly missed.

Name: Mary Doggett
Message: My prayers are with all the family and the host of friends also .

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Gardner Family, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during your time of grief. God Bless You.

Name: John and Deb Arnn
Message: Jim has been a blessing since we first came to Bradley County in 1999. Kind hearted, loyal, sincere man of God. Prayers for your family during this time of grief.

Name: Catrenina York
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Name: Tina Battles
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Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am truly saddened by the passing of this sweet man. He always had a smile on his face. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: I am so sorry for your great loss. Jim was a kind and friendly soul and I know he will be missed by many people. He fought a good fight but he has been set free. May you find comfort knowing you can again meet him one day.

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: So very sorry for the loss of Jim. He was such a fine, gentle man. Bradley Cty has lost a true Gentleman. My prayers are up for his loved ones. Rest now Jim, you have earned your wings

Name: Rhonda and Mike Gorman
Message: Prayers for family and friends. He was a sweet man that always went out of his way to help others.

Name: Sandra & Norman Word
Message: Deannie & Family: So very sorry to hear this news. Prayers for you all.

Name: heather kee
Message: Truly sorry for your loss, he will be greatly misses. Heaven gaining an angel is truly an understatement for such an amazing man.. praying for yall.

Name: Dennis & Sherry Hays
Message: So sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time

Name: Rosemary MCDaniel,Carrington
Message: Prayers for the family..

Name: Joey and Amy Binns
Message: So sorry for your loss. Your daddy has touched so many people. Big prayers and hugs

Name: Jason Hamilton and Family
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Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: Sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Cynthia Hastings
Message: So sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Regina, Michael, & James Our thoughts and our prayers are for your family at this time.

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: Our prayers are with all of the family.

Name: Mark, Kelley, and Brianna Hollingsworth
Message: Dearest family- our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love and our deepest sympathy Mark, Kelley, and Brianna Hollingsworth

Name: Pam Hoskins
Message: our prayers are with yall Ronnie,Pam,Tj,Heather hoskins

Name: Darlene & Donald Savage
Message: Prayers for comfort during this time of your loss. Mr. Jim will always be remembered in our hearts as he gave to us such sweet memories.

Name: Darlene & Donald Savage
Message: Prayers for comfort during this time of your loss. Mr. Jim will always be remembered in our hearts as he gave to us such sweet memories.

Name: Jo Ann Stone Johnson
Message: We are so sorry for your loss;we knew Jim & his family; we grew up in the Blue Springs community, not very far from Jim. God bless all of you; sending love & prayers. The Stone Family: Jo Ann, Tracy & Cecil

Name: Becky and Buddy Rauls
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a fine man. He will be missed.

Name: joyce and jerry smith
Message: Praying for the family. Sorry for your loss.

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Name: John & Paige Stell
Message: You are all in our thoughts & prayers during the days ahead. "Uncle Jim" was very special to our family. Many special memories. He will be missed by a multitude of people. Cherish your memories & find comfort in knowing he will be watching over each of us until we meet again. Love, John, Paige, Brad, Jake, Jared, Jayson, Colt, & Brayden

Name: Terry and Tracy Glover
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bring you comfort during this time.

Name: Sonny Sipes
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Name: Hugh & Sherry Funderburg
Message: Mr. Jim will never be forgotten for his many acts of kindness . Our thoughts and prayers for all his family May God give you comfort

Name: Vallarie Reeves and family
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Name: Tim & Emily Whitney
Message: Prayers for your family! Jim was a good man, loved by many. He always had a smile on his face. Willing to help anyone. We will miss him! He is now watching over us.

Name: Tony Rinehart
Message: My words can not describe how great a man Jim was. My life has been blessed in knowing Jim. Love, Prayers and Peace.

Name: Jacqueline Miller
Message: SPEECHLESS!!! As everyone has said....there are no words to describe how amazingly great Jim was....he lives on in every life he met!!! He left everyone with a story about how they met him and how he touched them!!! RIL Jim!!!!

Name: Glynn & Sue Ferrell
Message: Deannie,James & Tanya You are in our prayers he is in a better place with no pain. He will be missed.

Name: Debbie McIntyre
Message: So sorry for your loss!!

Name: Daphne Hargis
Message: So sorry for the loss of Mr. Jim. I was blessed to know him. He isnt in any pain now.

Name: Heather Baker
Message: So sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly.

Name: Judy& James Howard
Message: Deanie you and Family are in our prayers. To know Jim was a Blessing that we feel honored to have that chance. Heaven gained a great Man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love your Cuzz

Name: Tully & Norma McCoy
Message: No doubt Jim Gardner will hear the words "well done thou good and faithful servant". What an example!!!

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: Gardner Family: So sorry to hear about Jim. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a good man and a blessing to all who knew him.

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Name: Mary Ann Rauls Clanton
Message: To the family, May God bless and keep you all in this time of sorrow. He was a wonderful man who will be missed greatly.

Name: Dona & george Hodge
Message: Our Prayers are with the family.Dina,George. Carson,Amanda and family

Name: John &Celeste Hall
Message: John 15 -13 No greater love than this that a man lay down his life for a friend. That describes James. Prayers for his family and ems family.

Name: Teresa Watson
Message: Prayers for comfort. Mr. Jim was an awesome guy that was always there for everyone.

Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: ANGELA AND JAMES, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JIM. HE WAS A TRUE BLESSING TO BE AROUND. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Name: Mark Sutton
Message: To my neighbors Michael, Marsha & Andrew, Lorelei, My condolences.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
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Name: JOHNNIE ANGLE
Message: Sending prayers for all.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Johnny and Paige Grider
Message: Family, Johnny and I are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a person liked by everyone and never met a stranger. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Jason & Michelle McDOugald
Message: Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.... Mr.Jim was a great man and will be missed by many. God broke the mold when he was made!!!! Fly High Mr Jim.......

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Robin Puckett
Message: So sorry for the loss of your dad. I myself know what you are going though. My Prayers are with your family. Robin & Craig Puckett

Name: Susan Davis
Message: Jim was truly a remarkable man. He won me over with his sense of humor. If you knew him, you loved him. He will be missed!

Name: Elaine Mills
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Name: Lagina Hayes
Message: You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Rve. & Mrs. Robert Barnes
Message: Bro. Mike, sorry to hear of your dad passing . We will keep the family in our prayers.

Name: Sherry Robertson
Message: Deannie, my prayers are with you and the family. God Bless You.

Name: Sarah Keirsey
Message: From the entire Keirsey family - Nolan, Duane, Sarah, Josh and Zack

Name: Lou Ann Singleton
Message: Jim was like a dad to me, he is all around the best man I have ever or will ever meet loved him much

Name: Carolyn Harding
Message: James and Tanya, Jim had such a kind spirit and he will be missed. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

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Name: Jason and Joan Cunningham
Message: Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Jim was a very helpful/caring person he will be deeply missed.

Name: Carla MIller
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