Leslie Duane Gardner, 74, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on January 8, 2018 in Springdale, Arkansas. Leslie was born on September 2, 1943 in Durant, Oklahoma. He graduated from Taft Union High School, class of 1962, in Taft, California. Duane would go on to marry the love of his life, Linda Ellen (Smith), in 1977. He retired from the military after spending 23 years serving our country in the United States Air Force. Duane proudly watched his sons and grandsons follow in his footsteps and serve in the military.
Duane was also a member of the Nazarene church. He enjoyed spending many hours cooking for the Springdale Senior Center and spending time with his friends there. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Leon Boyd and Mary Margaret (Rains) Pruett.
Left to cherish Duane’s memory are his wife, Linda Ellen Gardner; a son, George Thomas Gardner and spouse Misty; a daughter, Teresa Jo Gardner; a son, Anthony Paul Gardner; sisters, Sonia Jones and spouse Ken and Marilyn Gardner and spouse Kathy; grandchildren, Philip Thomas Gardner, Celia Ann Baumann and spouse Keifer, Austin Blake Gardner and fiancé Justice, Bethony Ann-Louise Gardner and Courtany Dawn Gardner.