Marion F. Gardner

Posted 7/9/21

Marion F. Gardner

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Marion F. Gardner


DECATUR — Marion F. Gardner, 93, of Decatur, passed away at 8:31 a.m. on June 28, 2021, at his family home in Decatur.

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, with the Rev. Jason Butterick officiating. Visitation will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa.

Memorials may be directed to American Association for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society or National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Marion was born on October 16, 1927, in Decatur, the son of Earl Baker Gardner and Kathleen (Spicer) Gardner. He married Dorothy M. Riley on November 24, 1948, in Terre Haute, Ind. She passed away on July 16, 2014.

Survivors include his children, Ginny (Stephen) Mobley, Woodstock, Ga., and Chris Gardner, Decatur; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and brother, David (Joy) Gardner, Maroa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lynn D. Gardner; sister, Mildred Werner, and brother, Elmer Gardner.

Marion was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed bowling and traveling.

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