POSEYVILLE — Richard C. Gardner, 71, of Poseyville, Indiana passed away on March 3, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 9, 1949, to Charles M. Gardner and Wanda B. (Taylor) Gardner. Richard was a Sgt. In the U.S. Army and retired from Duke Energy after 28 years. He farmed for many years in southern Gibson County.

Richard loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed target shooting, gardening, and his loving dogs Ivory and Tilly. Richard was a member of Old Union Christian Church.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Verna Jean (Williams) Gardner on September 28, 1968. They were married for 52 years. Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Verna Jean (Williams) Gardner of Poseyville; daughter Lora (Jim) Anthis of Patoka; granddaughters Taylor (Aaron) Daniel; great-grandchild due in July; Ashlyn and Kyndall Anthis. Daughter Charla (Sean) Wilson of Owensville; granddaughters McKenna (Tanner), Mylee (Drew), Mabrey Wilson, and grandson Maxx Wilson. Son Kevin (Dusty) Gardner of Griffin; grandsons Kody and Kolton Gardner, and granddaughter Jaylee Gardner. Daughter, Velvet (Jamie) Walters of Corydon; granddaughters Dylan and Reese Walters. Sisters Marcia Braden of Carmi, Illinois and Brenda (John) Grigsby of Owensville; and many nieces and nephews.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Gardner. Visitation will be held Monday, March 8, 2021, at Holders Funeral Home from 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. Funeral will be held at 12 p.m. with Jeff Mobley officiating and burial at Antioch Cemetery with military honors.

All those who wish to honor and remember Richard in person at the service is required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance. Social distancing will be enforced.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Gibson County Animal Shelter.

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