June 16, 1944 - November 12, 2017
Services: Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue (AGSDR, P.O. Box 339 Manor, TX 78653)
Charles H. “Chick” Gardner III passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family and friends.
Chick was born June 16, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Charles H. and Claribell Gardner, and brother to the late, Cheryl Gardner and Cynthia Gardner Wolfe. His life was spent in service to others in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant and photographer in the Vietnam war. Later he served as Tarrant County Bioterrorism officer, and selecting and training working K-9s for drugs, EOD, search and rescue and service dogs. He was an accomplished preservationist carpenter and an artist.
Charles is survived by his wife of over three decades, Elizabeth; his sons, Troy D. Yoder and Charles H. Gardner IV and wife, Davitte Hamilton Gardner; grandson, Charles H. Gardner V; nieces, Michelle Wolfe and Kelly Wolfe; and former sister-in-law, Joan H Bennett CWO 2, USN (Ret).