Dr. Charles Hugh Gardner

July 4, 1932April 10, 2019

Dr. Charles Hugh Gardner, 86, of Athens, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2018.

Hugh was born in Kirksville, MO to Charles and Louise Gardner. He received his BS and MA degrees from now Truman University. Hugh received his EdD from Indiana University where he met his wife, Sandra in 1958. They married in 1961 and had two children. Hugh enjoyed his career as a university instructor at NE Missouri State, University of Florida, and UGA. He retired in 1993 and spent much time traveling throughout the US and abroad with Sandy. Winters were often spent in their motorhome at Travelers Rest Resort in Florida. Hugh was a faithful member of Athens First United Methodist Church and a member of the Cornerstone Sunday School Class.

Survivors include wife, Sandy; children, Cindy (Bruce) Duttenhofer of Gainesville, Charlie (Laurie) Gardner of Alpharetta; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Athens First United Methodist Church Chapel on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Athens First United Methodist Church or a charity of one's choice.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Sandy Gardner, Wife
  • Cindy Duttenhofer (Bruce), Daughter
  • Charlie Gardner (Laurie, Son
  • Charles and Louise Gardner, Parents
  • Mr. Gardner also leaves four grandchildren to cherish is memory.

  • Athens First United Methodist Church


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dr. Charles Hugh Gardner

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Evelyn Guth

April 13, 2019

Hugh was a motorcycle rider with my husband Howard and others at Traveler's Rest.
Hugh's and Sandie's winter home at times. We spent many luncheons together with the whole bunch.
We really enjoyed our times with Hugh and Sandie.
I wanted to share with all of you what a good man and carrying person he was.
He will be missed by everyone .
Sandie it does get better as time goes on .
I am still around and still lonely,
You have my deepest sympathy.
God Bless you all.
Evelyn Guth