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 Henry Elbert “Paw-Paw” Gardner

Henry Elbert “Paw-Paw” Gardner

Birth
Angier, Harnett County, North Carolina, USA
Death 8 Apr 2013 (aged 86)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 108241975 · View Source
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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


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 10 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108241975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Elbert “Paw-Paw” Gardner (26 Nov 1926–8 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108241975, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .