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Henry Elbert "Paw-Paw" Gardner
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1926
Harnett County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2013
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Henry was born November 26, 1926, in Angier, NC, and was a graduate of Angier High School. He was a rifleman in the United States Army serving in Japan during WWII where he received the Asiatic Pacific Metal, an American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. After proudly serving his country, he moved to Carolina Beach where he met his loving wife of 65 years, Vivian Fisher Gardner.

Henry retired from International Paper and United Paper Workers International Union. One of Henry's greatest adventures was on the First Inaugural Flight from Wilmington to Washington, DC in 2010 to honor WWII Veterans. Henry was long time member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, having served as Treasurer and Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters and his oldest son, Henry Howard Gardner, Sr.

Henry was loved dearly by his family, surviving are his wife Vivian, daughter Karen Gardner, son Rick Gardner and wife Polly, granddaughters, Melanie Gardner (Tim), Missy Dudzidskia and husband Andrew and Melodye Bridges. Grandsons, Hal Gardner and wife Colleen, and Stephen Gardner. Great-Grandchildren, Lindsey, Riley, and McKenna Gardner. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from April 10 to April 11, 2013 
Family links: 
  Purvis A. Gardner (1890 - 1937)
  Etta P. Gardner (1892 - 1930)
  Henry Howard Gardner (1948 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Apr 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108241975
Henry Elbert Paw-Paw Gardner
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Henry Elbert Paw-Paw Gardner
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