October 29, 1922 - April 10, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Jesse Greenwood ("Joe") Gardner was born to Leroy and Hazel Nickles Gardner in Durant, Oklahoma, and died April 10, 2012, at 89 at the VA Center in Norman, OK. Joe served in the military in WWII, and was an expert marksman. After his discharge, Joe lived in San Diego, CA for a few years and then settled in Oklahoma City, OK where he operated an appliance sales and repair business. After the sale of his business, Joe worked in the oil and gas business as a lease broker. J.G. Gardner is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Gardner. He is survived by his caring granddaughter, Sharon L. Francis, sisters, Joan Held, Marie Wong and Nancy Kegley, brothers, Col. M.L. Gardner, Charles Gardner and Samuel Gardner, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 12, from 2 PM to 8:30 PM, with a viewing for family and friends from 6:30-8:30 PM Thursday, both at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper. A graveside service will take place at 1 PM on Friday, April 13, at the cemetery in Bokchito, OK, where Joe will be laid to rest.
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Published in The Oklahoman from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2012