Larry D. Gardner
December 13, 1933 ‒ June 12, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Larry D. Gardner, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Brookdale of Mount Vernon. He was born on December 13, 1933 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Harley and Lucy (Booth) Gardner.
In the early 1950’s Larry started employment with the Singer Company while still attending High School in Gambier. In September of 1963 Larry opened his first store, Gardner Sewing Center in Mount Vernon and operated his business until his retirement in 2016. Larry was an active member of First Church of The Nazarene for the last 68 years and the Knox County RC club where he served as treasurer. Larry was a 50 year member of Kiwanis where he boasted perfect attendance and was also an honorary member of the Mount Vernon Exchange Club. Larry was a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon. He served on city council for 10 years and in the 60’s he served as an Auxiliary Deputy Sherriff.
He is survived by his step-children; Charles (Diane) Cline and Frances (Glenn) Marchal both of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Brian (Darby Vasbinder) McDonough; a great grandson, Cole McDonough; many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friends John and Sharon Booth.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Celia (Wood) Gardner.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Rev. Russ Gumm will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Larry D. Gardner.