OBITUARY

Elvin "Wayne" Gardner Jr.

July 31, 1953February 8, 2020
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Elvin Wayne Gardner, Jr., 66, passed away February 8, 2020.

Wayne was born in Independence, Missouri on July 31, 1953 to Elvin and Helen (Lewis) Gardner. He graduated in 1971 from Truman High School. In 1973, Wayne enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as Staff Sargent for 8 years. Wayne later graduated from Longview Community College in 1989. He later worked for Hallmark in the I.T. Department in Kansas City, Missouri.

Boy Scouts was a true passion of Wayne’s. He was awarded Order of the Arrow and Warrior “Honorary” in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Wayne also had a love for Sci-Fi movies and books along with riding motorcycles, soccer and wrestling.

Wayne is survived by his Son, Jason & (Allison) Gardner; Daughter, Angela Gardner; Mother, Helen Locke; Grandchildren, Ava & Luke Gardner; Brothers, Edward & (Shelly) Gardner, Gene Gardner & their family. Preceded in death by Grandson, Isaac Unger; Stepfather, Chris Locke; and Father, Elvin Wayne Gardner.

In lieu of Flowers, please consider a donation to Boy Scouts of America or Woodruff Family Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

Elvin "Wayne" Gardner Jr.

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linda peterson

February 12, 2020

I want to thank Elvin Wayne Gardner for serving our country with honor; love and pride. Because of Wayne's service to our country and for all of the men and women who are in our military we can all live our lives in peace and freedom. God bless you for your service to our country. God and the Angels are waiting for you in heaven.

Dolly Lewis / Montgomery

February 11, 2020

Wayne was always a good looking, sweet soul. A great cousin. And was so loved. RIP.

Marcia Trudeau

February 10, 2020

We met Wayne in the USMC in 1973 in Twentynine Palms CA. He was Bob’s roommate. He loved the Marine Corps. We remained friends since then and ended up living in the same town for many years. Our families spent lots of time together. Wonderful memories. Thank you Wayne for being our friend.

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