Calvin Dallas Gardner, 54, of Wilmar passed away on January 31, 2014.

Mr. Gardner graduated from Wilmar High School in 1978. He accepted Christ at an early age under Pastor Reather Phillips, Sr. He was employed with Burlington Industry for more than 20 years. He worked many years gardening and was known for his “green thumb”.

He was born June 11, 1959 and was the son of Winston Gardner and the late Helen Gardner

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-son, Johnathan Avery.

Survivors are his wife, Rosalyn Avery Gardner; daughter, Brenda Gardner; son, Talven Gardner; grandson, Traven Gardner, two granddaughters, Trinity and Marshall Gardner; father, Winston Gardner of Pine Bluff; three brothers, Terry (Cheryl) Gardner, Namon Gardner both of Wilmar, Michael Gardner of Mississippi; two sisters, Mahavis (Keith) Fletcher of Pine Bluff and Rozene Ederington of Warren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service is February 8 at 1 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Wilmar Cemetery in Wilmar. Visitation is at the funeral home on February 7 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.