Wayne Allen Gardner, Sr.
WAYNE ALLEN GARDNER, SR., a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born February 06, 1933 in Ponca, Oklahoma, a son of Marvin O. and Katherine (Dougherty) Gardner. He departed this life Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Harrison, at the age of 82 years.
Wayne attended the Alpena First Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
On May 11, 1984, Wayne was united in marriage with Edith (Nickels) Gardner who survives him of the home. He is also survived by son, Wayne Allen Gardner of Green Forest; son, David Gardner and wife Kathy of Green Forest; daughter Marcella Gardner of Nixa, Missouri; daughter, Nancy Davis of Green Forest; son, Monty Tidyman of Green Forest; daughter, Marlene Weathereal of Berryville; son, Leonard Tidyman of Fayetteville; brother, Don Gardner and wife Carol of Oregon; sister, Barbara Kirkland of Arkansas; twenty-five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Katherine Gardner ; two great-grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law, Whitney Gardner; and one son-in-law, Ron Weathereal.
Visitation was held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Graveside service was 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 04, 2016 at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Freddie Blevins officiating. Interment followed the service in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.