Charles Elmer Gardner

Charles Elmer Gardner, 85, of Crossett, passed away on February 18, 2022.

He was born on January 21, 1937 to Lonnie Frank and Mary Maude Brantley Gardner.

Charles served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of Church of Christ. He enjoyed walking, eating out, watching the Eagles and going to flea markets. He had many passions in life, including clowns, old cars and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Joyce Gardner and three brothers, Lonnie Fred, Clyde Edward and Billy Gardner.

He is survived by three daughters, Karen Jean Clark (Steve) of Jonesboro, Belinda Kay Jackson (Jerry) of Stuttgart, and Patricia Ann Gonzalez of Crossett; one sister, Mildred Gardner Ogden (Ronald “Pewee”); nine grandchildren, Leslie Gonzales (Chris) of West Monroe, Louisiana, Brandy Aaron (Tim) of Redfield, Shawn Gregorcyk, Keli Pullin (Casey), Jennifer Johnson (Andy), Derek Hill (Liz), Jeremy Mills (Mandi), Amanda Patterson (Justin) and Isabela Gonzalez, all of Crossett; twenty-three great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be Monday, February 21, at noon, at Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, February 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeremy Mills officiating.

Pallbearers are Andy Johnson, Casey Pullin, Derek Hill, Tim Aaron, Justin Patterson and Chris Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Clark, Jerry Jackson and Marco Gonzalez. Interment will be at Unity Cemetery.