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Willie Jr.


Willie Jr. Gardner, 72, passed away after an extended illness on August 25, 2018. He was born in Jasper, Alabama and was a long time member of the Akron community. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Sr., and Izora Gardner; one brother and three sisters. He leaves to cherish his loving memory wife, Griselda; son, Marcus (Karen) Foster all of Akron, Cynthia Gardner of Corpus Christi, Texas and Marcinia Foster of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Mildred (Ophinell) Davis, and Elizabeth Hallerberg; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Home Going celebration will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, 1767 Goodyear Blvd.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1279 Ottawa Ave., Akron, Ohio 44305.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Aug. 28 to Sept. 19, 2018
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