Funeral services for Sam William Gardner age 82, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 at the Union United Methodist Church. Rev. Paige Wheeler and Rev. Charlie Short will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Gardner was born in Hartsville a son of the late William Hampton Gardner and Effie Hall Gardner. He was a member of the Union United Methodist Church. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company after 36 years of service, a member of the Old Timers Club. He was an Army Veteran and was an avid fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Shelby Blackwell Gardner, McBee; one son, David Gardner, McBee; one daughter, Denise (David) Hunter, Bethune; one grandson, Brandon Gardner, McBee; three brothers, Charles (Alice) Gardner, Hartsville, Donald (Debra) Gardner, Lucknow and Bill Gardner, Hartsville; two sisters, Ann Driggers, Lucknow and Janice Hatton, Dinwiddie, VA; one sister in law, Shirley Gardner, McBee. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Gardner.
Memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church, 4374 Union Church Road, McBee, S.C. 29101
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gardner family.