James Wesley Gardner, 72, of Benton passed away Monday, July 18. He was born September 1, 1938, in Perry County. Mr. Gardner retired from Reynolds Metal after 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Gladys Gardner; sister, Laura Bettis; and two brothers, Harold and Wiley Gardner.
He is survived by his son, Wesley Gardner; two daughters, Carol Childs and husband, Eddie and Linda Hyde; and brother, John Gardner all of Benton; sister, June Pendergrass of Rogers; three grandchildren, Lauren Hyde, Cody Childs and Will Gardner and his special friend, Earla Gardner.
Pallbearers will be Walter Hyde, Eddy Pendergrass, Dennis Pendergrass, Dr. Kirk Watson, Keith Bagley, Gordon Garst, Bob Wood and Gary Bragg.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park. Kim Hammer and Dr. Rick Grant will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Diabetes Association.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .