On July 7, 2012, Joe passed away in a boating accident. He was a humble, respectful, husband, father and friend. “To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord” His family and friends know that Joe is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Joe lived to serve the ones he loved and those in need. His passion for life was surpassed only by his love for his family. A successful and hard working man, Joe was a valued employee of the 84 Lumber Company where he was VP of Regional Sales for over 11 years in Denton, TX.
Joe was not only a skilled craftsman but he also enjoyed restoring old trucks and most recently completed a 1965 Chevy step side. His family was his life and camping together made many memories for them all. Described as a genuine friend and like minded soul, Joe will be missed by his family and those he touched in his short life.
He is survived by the love of his life, Susan Booth Gardiner, his wife of 20 years, his daughters, Meagan, 15 and Mallory, 13, all of Corinth; his mother, Nancy Rosencrance Gardiner of Ocean City, MD; brothers, Doug and wife Chrissy Gardiner of Drayden, MD and Jimmer and wife Cindy Gardiner of Salisbury, MD; nieces and nephew Shelby, Sarah, Ally, Brooke and Tyler; brother-in-law, Jay and wife Shantel Booth and niece Anya and mother-in-law, Lynda Dickson Booth.
Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with visitation to follow from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:00 noon at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Lee and Rev. Lisa Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow at Bolivar Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmer Gardiner, Doug Gardiner, J. Booth, David Esham, Mike Esham, Vernon Dickson, Bill Dickson and Kirk Armstrong. Junior pallbearers will be Stephen Elliott II, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dickson and Tyler Gardiner.
The entire Gardiner family and their friends appreciate the fellowship of the community and the out pouring of sympathies during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for Meagan and Mallory Gardiner at Inwood National Bank, 2220 San Jacinto, Denton, TX 76205.
Online condolences can be made at DeBerryFuneralDirectors.com.