Ronald Lewis GardnerJuly 10, 1934 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 82)
Greensboro- Ronald Lewis “Ronnie” Gardner, passed away on July 4th, 2017. Ronnie was born July 10, 1934, to the union of Jesse L and Catherine Pendley Gardner in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his formal education at Ceasar Cone and Proximity High School. He earned his GED while serving in the U.S Navy. Ronnie accepted Christ as his savior in November, 1963 at the age of 28 and was united with Solid Rock Baptist Church where he served as Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent. He was currently a member of Philadelphia Baptist Chapel and The Middle Adult Sunday School Class.
Ronald enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 1950 during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in September of 1958. He was united in holy matrimony with Shirley Younts on December 14, 1963 in Greensboro North Carolina. He was employed by several saw and tool companies as a salesperson for many years until his retirement. He then returned to work part time where he retired from an auto supply company after 11 years because of poor health. He enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and also wood working.
He was preceded in death by a daughter and son in law, Michael and Linda Gayle Young and his parents Jesse and Catherine Gardner. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Shirley Younts Gardner; daughter Dianne Fennell; a brother Carnett Gardner (Annette); grandchildren Tammy Orrell, Robbie Phillips (Ginger), and Jennifer Lopez; great grandchildren, Alex Hostetler (Jason), Michael Orrell, Christopher Orrell and Logan Lopez; great great grandson, Nash Hostetler; as well as another great great grandchild expected in February 2018.
A memorial service is scheduled for July 22, 2017 at Philadelphia Baptist Chapel, 5515 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27455, with a visitation starting at 1:00, and services at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Greensboro 2500 Summit Avenue Greensboro NC 27405 or Philadelphia Baptist Chapel.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Michelle, and all of the Hospice workers.