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Shirley (Ricker) Gardner

April 18, 1937 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 82)

Shirley R. Gardner, age 82, of Mosheim, passed away Thursday evening at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

She was a founding member of West Greene Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Old El Paso Taco Plant. Shirley enjoyed ceramics.

Survivors include one son: Dallas M. Gardner; four grandsons: Jordan and Lindsey Gardner, William Andrew Gardner, Jacob Noah Gardner, and Dallas Aron Gardner; one great-grandson: Oliver Jace Gardner; one sister: Doris Holt; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Billy Gardner, who died in 2017; daughter-in-law: Marla Gardner; parents: Julius and Alpha Ricker; six brothers: Archie Jr., Frank, Robert, Ed, Tommy, and Hobert Ricker; two sisters: Martha Smith and Ruth Myers.

The family will receive at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel. The Rev. Dexter Brummit will officiate. Interment will follow in West Greene Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and Billy Clark. Tony Stuart will be an honorary pallbearer.

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