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William "Richard" Gardner, 91, of Crossville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Cumberland House in Crossville.
He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Rockwood, TN, son of William Gardner and Amy (Shadden) Gardner. Richard worked on the assembly line for General Motors and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Gardner, Crossville; daughter, Rickie Dean, Georgia; step-sons, Roy Kirkland of Michigan and Dennis Kirkland, Bill Kirkland and Bill Kirkland, all of Crab Orchard, TN; and brother, Carl Gardner, Rockwood, TN.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Gardner.
Graveside services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Monday, May 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Clint W. Kerns, TH.D and Bro. Mike Garrett officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 15, 2017
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