Michael Ingram Gardner

December 13, 1940 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 81)


Michael Ingram Gardner, 81, of Rock Hill, SC passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center Outside Chapel, 922 W. Mt. Gallant Road York, SC officiated by Rev. Jane Summey Mullennix. The family will receive friends at the chapel following the service.

Michael was a crane operator at Bowater Carolina Corporation for 43 years. He loved boating, organic gardening, nature, and spending time with his family. He was an active member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Michael was born on December 13, 1940 in York, SC. He was the son of the late Evie Churchill Gardner and Julia Estelle Hudson Gardner

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris Howell Gardner, his daughters Jennifer Gardner, and Suzanne Taylor (Shannon). His grandchildren Zachary and Chloe Alexander and his sister, Rachel Gardner Kerr.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Richard E. Kerr.

In memory of Michael Gardner, memorials may be made to the compassion Care Fund at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730, or Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, Kids to Camp Scholarship, 922 W. Mt. Gallant Rd. York, SC 29745  

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Memorial Service
January 12, 2022

2:00 PM
W. Mt. Gallant Road York, Conference Center Outside Chapel, Bethelwoods Camp, SC
922 W. Mt. Gallant Rd.
York, SC 29745

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