Kent Floyd Gardner was born to Floyd and Oneta Gardner near Ninnekah, OK in 1936. He passed away peacefully October 8, 2020. Kent graduated from Ninnekah High School. He served in the Army Reserves after high school. Kent started cross-country truck driving soon after high school and worked for several different trucking companies in Chickasha and Oklahoma City. He began working at Western Electric in Oklahoma City in the late 60s and retired from there after 25 years.
Kent had many hobbies over the years that he thoroughly enjoyed: boating, ham/cb radio, hunting and target shooting, and going to truck rallies. Kent and Fran, his wife of 39 years, enjoyed boating in the houseboat on Lake Murray and traveling together in their RVs. Kent, a Ford man for life, spent many hours out in his shop building model trucks, tinkering on his pickup or working on a multitude of projects. He was ever ready to help anyone who asked.
Kent is predeceased by his parents, sister Bobbie Jean Spence, brother Jerry Gardner, and stepdaughter Sharon Curtis. He is survived by his wife, Francine of Chickasha, OK; daughter Brenda (Greg) Suttle of Oklahoma City, OK; stepdaughters Lee Ann (Clay) McRee of Owasso, OK, and Linda Prater of Springfield, MO; granddaughters Jessica Dee of Hilo, HI, Kristi (Tyler) Pope of Springfield, MO; grandson Jeremy Suttle of Norman, OK; great-granddaughters Nora, Olive and Hazel Pope of Springfield, MO; brother Bryan (Donna) Gardner of Grove, OK; brother-in-law Bob (Betty) Hinton of Chickasha; cousins, nephews and nieces.
There were no services and interment at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, OK was under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.