CASTALIA - John Edward Gardner, Sr., 76, of the White Level Community, died Sunday evening at his home.
John was a son of the late B.K. "Goat" and Beulah G. Gardner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Collins Gardner; brother, Benjamin Kilgo Gardner, Jr.; and sister, Jane Gardner Perry.
The family will receive friends 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.
John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Lydia Gardner; grandson, Benjamin Gardner, all of the White Level Community; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Malcolm Edwards of Greenwood, SC; Lois and Theodore Eaves of Epsom; Evelyn and Norbert Steinwedel of Charlotte; brother and sister-in-law, George "Buck" and Margaret Gardner of Clayton; sister-in-law, Dee Gardner of Rocky Mount.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Level Baptist Church, New Building Fund, 2400 White Level Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.