Paul Evans Gardner

July 29, 1932 - May 08, 2012

Paul Evans Gardner, 79, of Montvale, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He served in the 780th Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War. Paul worked for many years at Roanoke City Mills, and later worked and retired from New River Electrical Corp. He was an active member of the Blue Ridge Church of the Brethren. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Ella Gardner, his first wife, Elizabeth W. Gardner, his brothers, Signal, Silas and Lee Gardner, his sisters, Helen, Thelma and Mildred Gardner, and twins Billy and Betty Gardner. He is survived by his wife, Betty Neighbors Gardner; one daughter, Janet Brown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney P. and Donna Gardner, Chris E. and Silena Gardner, and H. Thomas and Dorcas Gardner; two brothers and sister-in-law, Howard and Nancy Gardner and Johnny Gardner; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel and Turner Dehart, Ruth and Jackie Hall and Jane and Kemper Humphries. He was blessed with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Betty Gardner’s children, Preston Painter, Michael Painter and Nancy Clemons, and Betty’s five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd, VA with the Reverend Glenn Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at the Bishop-Gardner Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by VFW Post # 7854 and American Legion Post # 127. Friends may call on Friday after 6 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on May 20, 2012 at Blue Ridge Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blue Ridge Church of the Brethren General Fund, PO Box 506 Blue Ridge, VA. 24064. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Patsy Miller

Vinton, Va
May 09, 2012

My sympathy is extended to Betty and the Gardener family. May God be with you as you go through these difficult days.

Elder LaFran Rayner

Roanoke, VA
May 10, 2012

Condolences from the Greater Praise Fellowship church family (Pastor LaTrice Crawley) in Richmond, VA & the Delivering H.O.P.E Human Services family in Richmond & Roanoke. May you find rest comfort & peace in the arms of our Lord God during this your time of bereavement. Your loved one has been granted and taken his place in Gods Heavenly Garden. Stay Blessed

Edward and Mildred Pauley Lloyd

Danville, VA.
May 10, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to all the loved ones that Paul left behind. May he rest in peace in our Lord and Savior's arms. Mildred Pauley Lloyd (Sister-in-law of Mabel Gardner DeHart)

Jason Gardner

Pensacola FL
October 24, 2013

I love you grandpa and I will never forget you and every thing you have taught me