Charles Edward Gardiner, 92, of Covington, passed away on September 15, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. Born June 10, 1921, in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late Marion True and Anna Richardson Gardiner. A veteran of the United States Army
, he retired as a superintendent for Swanson Electric Inc. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Gardiner; a daughter, Barbara Redman, of Covington; four sons, Rick Gardiner, and his wife, Tonja, of Covington, Ronald Edward Gardiner and his wife, Kathleen, of La Mirada, Calif., Bim Gardiner and his wife, Angie, of Hardy, and Charlie Gardiner, of Covington: a sister, Anita Little of Parker, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancie; infant brother, John; his brother, Al; and sisters, Olive, Marion, Vivian, and Ruth.
The family will hold a private service Wednesday September 18, 2013, at the residence. The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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