WIlliam Bill Gardner
Funeral Date: 1/13/2016

Obituary:
William T. “Bill” Gardner age 70 of Hermitage, AR died Saturday, January 9th in Little Rock, AR. He was born January 11th, 1945 in Blue Springs, AR a son of the late John Gardner and Quinnie Ola Thomason Gardner. He was a life long business man, entrepreneur and pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Bill was a graduate of the Banks Public Schools, served in the Arkansas National Guard and was a Southern Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Jean Fry Gardner whom he married June 2nd, 1962 and she died September 14th, 2011. Brothers James “Jim” Gardner and John Bryan Gardner, sisters Ruby Tulley, Ola Jean Hlavaty and Polly Gardner also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son William Thomas Gardner, Jr. “Bubba” and spouse Julie, Monticello, AR. 4 daughters Rebecca Perkins and spouse Steve, Pansy, AR, Marie Wood and spouse Tim, Hermitage, AR, Ramona Richardson and spouse Jacky, Simpsonville, SC, and Wendy Belin and spouse Michael, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Myrtle Tillman, Warren, AR and Florence Dickens, Bryant, AR. 9 grandchildren Krystal Kee, Jonathon Wood and spouse Robin, Ben Wood, Keri Newman, Jacob Wood and spouse Cindy, Lindsay O’Fallon, Alita Perkins, William Gardner and Jaxon Belin. 6 great-grandchildren Funeral service was 10:00AM Wednesday, January 13th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Rick Bolin officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Gina Hemphill sang. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were O.V. Hunt, Roy Shubert, James Robert Gardner, John William Gardner, Michael Gardner, Andrew Gardner, Herschel Tillman, Shelby Edward Lewis and Jimmy Bramlett.

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Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: So sorry about your loss, Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Name: Scooty and Ann Cannady
Message: Mona you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ronnie and Monti Bozeman
Message: Prayers to each of you during this time.

Name: John & Paige Stell
Message: You are all in our thoughts & prayers during the difficult days ahead. He has a special place in our hearts that will never be the same. He loved me like one of his own daughters & I loved him back just as much. He gained his wings & is reunited with his love. I am sure there will be celebrating in Heaven. Love each of you. Cherish your memories & lean on God just like he would tell you to do. Love, John, Paige, Brad, Jake, Jared, Jayson, Colt, & Brayden

Name: Sherry Funderburg
Message: Family , I am so sorry for your loss , praying for your comfort .

Name: Pam Hoskins
Message: My prayers with you

Name: James Wright
Message: Prayers of peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time.

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Name: Donna Craig McDougald
Message: Marie, Wendy, and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I knew this giant of a man as Mr. Bill, and your Mom as Mrs. Gloria; they were such a part of my childhood because my deceased brother worked for them in 1967 at the gas station. They were so kind to me and my parents before and after Jimmys death. I will always remember their kindness, love and friendship they showed me to adulthood. I am finding comfort in he is now with the Lord and the love of his life, Gloria and no longer with illness. My prayers for love and comfort are with you all in your time of grief.

Name: Dean and Tammy Sims
Message: Mona and Lynn, we wish we could be there by your side to give you comfort, but we know the Father is with you. We will continue to pray for your family that you should find peace in this time. We love you!!

Name: Lorene Baswell
Message: I am sorry for your loss. Have bee and will continue to pray for the family

Name: Jo Ann Stone Johnson
Message: Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss; I grew up in the same community as Bill;we lived 1 and half miles apart. God bless. Jo Ann Stone Johnson

Name: Becky and Carl Guess
Message: So sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you.

Name: jan.fd neis
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. He is with God, and more importantly, mama.

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Name: Carla Miller
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