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Jerry Wayne Gardner

Jerry Wayne Gardner
  • December 27, 1946 - December 22, 2017
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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“I miss you so much Daddy. I think of you everyday. Watch over your grandbabies and me. Love you!! ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tennie Gardner - Denver, CO

“So sorry to hear of your passing. You will be missed by many. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn LeTard

“Jerry I will surely miss you my friend. Have known you for years from your local lounge business. You were always so nice to me. Blessings to the...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: alan juderjahn - ponchatoula, LA

“Rest in Peace my Armed Force's Brother. Dad always talked very highly of youBilly Bob ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Billy Rose - Orange park, FL

“Sad news hearing about Snake...Served our country well, gone but not forgotten.R.I.P. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Gretchen Perrin - GA - Friend

“To all of the family,We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. So glad we were able to have a great visit with him at the reunion back home a few...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Gary & Beth Rose - Celina, TN

“Dear Jerry, Rest in Peace...now you, Ricky Kennedy, Mackie McIntyre, and Jim Williams will be up there cutting up. I haven't seen you since high...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lois Ball ANGLIN - Ponchatoula, LA

“Jerry was my boss for a few years. He wished us luck when we opened our business in the same location a few years later. He will be missed by many....Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Sophia Niehaus - Ponchatoula, LA

“RIP, Jerry from Tommy and Julia ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Tommy and Julia Godbold - NC

“Jerry and his siblings road the school bus with me for many years. Jerry always had a beautiful smile and the prettiest green eyes. Our prayers are...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Lois Depresses Freeman - LA

“Rest In Peace Daddy. Until we are together again, I'll miss and love you always. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Tennie Wirchak - Denver, CO

“Old friends are the best friends. You will be missed, Jerry. Rest In Peace, old friend. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Veronica Fannaly - Ponchatoula, LA

“A part of me will forever be missing - you are my HERO and my memories will live always in my heart. I Love You...... rosemary ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Rosemary Gardner - Ponchatoula, LA

“My big brother, my friend, my HERO. It is an honor for me to be Jerry's "little sister" - the void in my heart will never be filled. Thank You for...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Rosemary Gardner - Ponchatoula, LA

“So sorry for the loss of a longtime friend. Our prayers are with you. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“So sorry for the loss of a longtime friend. Our prayers are with you. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond


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Jerry Wayne Gardner passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at his residence in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, at the age of 70. He was born on Friday, December 27, 1946 in Shelbyville, Arkansas to the late Mary Florence Rose Gardner and the late Paul Shaver Gardner. Jerry is a retired lieutenant colonel of the United States Army where he served two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Afghanistan.

Jerry is survived by his loving family: his wife, Kathryn Scruggs Gardner; daughters, Tennessee "Tennie" Paulette Wirchak and Jamie Gardner, and son, Vance Patrick Gardner; brother, Kenneth Gardner; and sister, Rosemary Lynne Gardner. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, cousins, lifelong friends, and his golf buddies.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Florence Rose Gardner; father, Paul Shaver Gardner; brother, William Freddie Gardner; and sister, Betty Sue Gardner.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Jerry's Birthday, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Military Funeral Honors by American Legion Post 109, Independence, will be rendered at 7:00 pm.

The Graveside Service will be held at Ward Cemetery in Strawberry, Arkansas, on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.