Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX


Alan Vernon Gardner

17 julio , 195422 mayo , 2020

Alan Vernon Gardner July 17, 1954 – May 22, 2020

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that one missing drop.” -Mother Teresa

Today, we remember the life of Alan Gardner, who died on Friday, May 22nd. His legacy lives on through his wife Terri Gardner, son Cubby Gardner, daughter-in-law Marcie Gardner, daughter Amy Bell and son-in-law Gary Bell as well as through his grandkids, Chase Bell, Abby Bell, Tate Bell, Kylee Gardner, Kinley Gardner, Kase Gardner, Kailer Gardner and Karson Gardner. Alan was known by many titles; a plumber, a weightlifter, a car enthusiast, a gambler, a father, a brother, an uncle, a “pops”.....to name a few. Those who knew Alan best will describe him as a family man, a man of great strength and even greater love. His contributions in life were many, but he’s best known for the relationships he built along his path. Many people were fortunate to call Alan a friend. He is well known throughout the family for his culinary skills and witty sense of humor, but truly, he was a man that would give you the shirt off his back.

“I'm just a tiny drop of water floating in the air. You've probably never noticed me, you'd scarcely know I'm there..... So you might be surprised to know the places where I've been, the things that I have done and what I hoped to do again..... I started in the ocean in the crashing swelling waves. I've flowed in raging rivers carving canyons, cliffs and caves...... You've seen me in the summer raindrops soaking fields of corn, and wiped me from your window pane, upon a frosty morn.... I am just a tiny drop of water, yes I’ve had a good run but though I may be tiny, just consider all I’ve done......”

A tribute to Alan will be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home on Friday May 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Casual graveside services will be held on Saturday May 30th at 10:00 a.m.

The family would like to extend an invitation to all of those that have been touched by Alan during his lifetime to attend this tribute. We understand that during this time everyone’s health is a top priority, therefore, social distancing is appreciated. We encourage you to bring masks and any other precautions that you deem necessary for your health and safety.

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home Address: 14501 North Interstate 35 Pflugerville, Texas 78660


  • Visitation

    viernes, 29 mayo , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    sábado, 30 mayo , 2020


Alan Vernon Gardner


Amanda Phillips

29 mayo , 2020

Praying for you Terri and your beautiful family.

Katelynn Rodriguez

27 mayo , 2020

Sending many prayers and love to you and your family in this time of need. Alan was a very sweet man and grateful for all the times we spent in your office talking about this amazing man has me still in shock. We are always here if you need anything.

Lindsay Conradt

26 mayo , 2020

Praying for love and strength for all of the family. My condolences are with all of you.

Heather Rice

25 mayo , 2020

Alan has always been one of my favorite Uncles. As I was growing up, I spent a lot of time at Alan and Terri's, it was one of my favorite places to go. We would always do something fun! He loved taking us for rides in his hot rods, the white Corvette was always my favorite! I used to brag about my "Super Strong", Uncle. I loved going to the weightlifting competitions. He always made sure us kids were having fun. I wish I had spent more time there over the past few years. My deepest sympathies go out to Terri, Cub, Amy and their Families. Love y'all!

Shannon Matthews

24 mayo , 2020

To: Amy and the Gardner family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Alan was a wonderful person. I'm praying for you all and sending love, hugs and prayers!