Clarence Gardner

Clarence Alvin Gardner

Wednesday, November 4th, 1931 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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C.A. (Al) Gardner, was born in Arlington,Texas on November 4, 1931, and went to be
with his Lord and Savior on November 18, 2020 at his home in Burleson, Texas.

Al grew up in Arlington on a dairy farm. He was shaped by hard work and a christian
upbringing. Al graduated from Birdville High School in 1950 and attended classes at
TCU. Al married his sweetheart Ozleta Anderson in 1952. The following 2 years he
proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Campaign.
Al began his career at Southwestern Bell Telephone in an entry-level position and
retired after 35+ years of service as a circuit design engineer.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ozleta, whom he loved dearly, his 2 sons, Rick
Gardner and wife Linda, Scott Gardner, and wife Kim, 5 grandchildren, Morgan
Burroughs and husband Captain Brad Burroughs, Kenneth Gardner “Pepper”, Major
Ben Gardner and wife Erika, Molly Rios and husband Jesse, Rebecca Grieco and
husband Major Nick Grieco.
Al is also survived by his 7 great grandchildren: Braden, Kinsley, and Aubrie Burroughs, Wyatt and Emmalyn Gardner, and Ryan and Andrew Grieco. He was looking forward to the arrival of his 8th great grandson, baby Rios.

Al is survived by 2 brothers, John Thomas Gardner and wife Laverne, Vernie Gardner and
wife Rosemary and sisters-in-law Charline Gardner and Lillie Ard.

He is predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Birdie Lee Gardner, his brothers Wayne
Gardner, Rodney Gardner and wife Claudine, and sister Charlene Pendergrass and
husband Monroe.

Al was devoted to his family, friends, and above all his Lord and Savior. He was a
faithful prayer warrior for many, often without their knowledge. Al began each day with
bible study and conversations with his Lord.Thursday morning was no different...only
this time it was face to face.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 2:30pm
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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Steve and Cindy Morgan

Posted at 08:30pm
Al is much loved and treasured by so many. His legacy of Christian service and faith will be remembered and cherished by all.
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Bud & Sharon Leavell

Posted at 11:41am
Sharon & I have missed you both these past months & are distressed that we cannot be with you in person. We know that someday we shall all be together again. In the meantime our hearts are full of wonderful memories of Al & his love. Our hearts are broken for your loss and will pray fervently for you to experience that peace that passes all comprehension.

Sharon & Bud Leavell

John Echavarria

Posted at 11:12pm
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of your beloved family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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John & Bertha Echavarria

Posted at 10:23pm
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Posted at 09:56pm
Thoughts and prayers with the family, wish we could have been with you. We loved Uncle Al so much. Love Ron, Rhonda, Heath, Nichelle, Leigha & Josh
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