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Gordon  Monroe Gardner
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Obituary for Gordon Monroe Gardner

Gordon Monroe Gardner, 90, of Stephens City, VA died on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, VA.

Gordon was born on August 22, 1927 in Akron, OH, the son of the late Asel L. and Frances Monroe Gardner. He worked more than 40 years as an auto body mechanic for JKJ Auto Body, Tyson Chevy, owned and operated Gordon’s Auto Body Shop in Stephens City, VA and mowed grass for Bowling Green Country Club in Front Royal, VA. Gordon served in the United States Army and was a 1945 graduate of Capon Bridge High School. He had a love of the outdoors, golfing, riding his golf cart to the barn and back, farming and especially being with his family.

Gordon married Phyllis Saville Gardner on June 25, 1949 in Cumberland, MD.

Surviving with his wife of nearly 68 years are three sons: Gordon S. “Steve” Gardner of Florissant, CO; Richard K. Gardner of Winchester, VA; Larry A. Gardner of Bentonville, VA; a brother: Harold W. Gardner of Denver, CO; three grandchildren: Ronald G. Gardner, Joseph W. “Joey” Gardner and Jessica Gardner Sours; and three great grandchildren: Ellie M. Gardner, William A. Gardner, and Charlotte M. Gardner.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Ridings Chapel United Methodist Church, 1635 Salem Church RD, Stephens City, VA 22655 at 11:30 AM. Officiating will be Pastor J. Richard McDowell & Rev. Tim Teates. Graveside service will be held in the Salem Cemetery near Slanesville, WV at 3 PM.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 10–11:30AM

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Cemetery, C/O Gloria McKee, 2470 Slanesville Pike, Points, WV 25437.

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ridings Chapel United Methodist Church

1635 Salem Church RD
Stephens City, VA 22655, VA 22655





11:30 AM
Ridings Chapel United Methodist Church

1635 Salem Church RD
Stephens City, VA 22655, VA 22655

Memorial Contribution

Salem Cemetery

C/O Gloria McKee
2470 Slanesville Pike
Points, WV 25437

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