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Jonas Melvin "Jack" Gardner
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1911
Smithfield
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1981, USA

Jack Gardner was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1971-1977. He was re-elected shortly before his death in 1981. Jack served in the US Army Infantry during WW II. He founded the Gardner-Creech Oil Company in Smithfield, N.C., and was a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, serving as its chairman from 1971 until his death. Jack was the older brother of Ava Gardner and is buried next to her in Smithfield.

Wife: Rose Darby
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonas Bailey Gardner (1878 - 1938)
  Mary Elizabeth Baker Gardner (1883 - 1943)
 
 Siblings:
  Beatrice Elizabeth Gardner Cole (1903 - 1993)*
  Elsie Mae Gardner Creech (1904 - 1987)*
  Edna Inez Gardner Grimes (1906 - 1981)*
  Raymond Allison Gardner (1908 - 1911)*
  Jonas Melvin Gardner (1911 - 1981)
  Myra Merritt Gardner Pearce (1915 - 2005)*
  Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Smithfield
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Gardner Section
 
Created by: David Zipperer
Record added: May 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19527820
Jonas Melvin Jack Gardner
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Jonas Melvin Jack Gardner
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Jonas Melvin Jack Gardner
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- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Mar. 17, 2016

- laura from Italy
 Added: Dec. 29, 2015
Thank you for the service to your country and state. I wonder what it was like to have a sister or brother as famous and beautiful as Ava Gardner! I would think you would be very proud of her and enjoy her celebrity. May you rest in peace.
- Irisana
 Added: Dec. 11, 2015
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