Stites Gardner Jr.
Mr. Stites Andrew Gardner Jr., age 90, passed away on Wednesday February 01, 2017 at his residence in Forest, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday February 03, 2017 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday February 04, 2017 from 10:00AM until 10:50AM at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 04, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake, MS. Elder Hilton Moore, Elder Randy Dillon, and Elder George Gardner will officiate. Burial will follow in the Antioch-Steele Cemetery in Forest, MS. Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS is in charge of the arrangements.
Born on September 10, 1926, Mr. Gardner was a lifelong resident of the Ringgold Community in Scott County, MS and was a member of the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Newton, MS. He started in 1949 working for Lee-Gray Chevrolet in Forest, MS and then worked as a carpenter with his brothers for many years. He also loved farming.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Margaret Gardner on January 19, 2017; his son, Larry Andrew Gardner in 1957; his parents, Stites Sr. and Evon Gardner; and three brothers, Bobby, Billy Jack, and Donald Gardner. He is survived by one daughter, Lynn Dennis of Massillon, OH; two sons, Arlon Gardner (Peth) of Forest, MS and Kendall Gardner (Debra) of Forest, MS; one brother, Elder George Gardner (Catherine) of Forest, MS; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Kendall Gardner, Arlon Gardner, Mitchell Gardner, Andy Gardner, Eddie Gay, and Elder George Gardner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Pete Riser, Alfred Bailey, Joe C. Bradford, and Ryan Smith.
The family would like to express a special thanks to his private caregivers, Christina Hart, Ruby Gunn, Rosemary Latham, and Janet Chambers; and his Sta-Home Nursing and Sta-Home Hospice caregivers.
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