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Clarence Howard Gardner

October 18, 1956 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 63)



Clarence Howard Gardner, age 63, of Flemingsburg, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.


Born October 18, 1956, in Peasticks, he was a son of the late Harlen “Windy” Gardner and Sadie Ann Purvis Gardner.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Kay Groves Gardner on June 10, 2004, and four brothers, Paul Estill “Putt” Gardner, Earl Ray Purvis, Billy Purvis, and infant Timothy Wayne Gardner.


He is survived by one son, Christopher Scott Gardner of Flemingsburg; one daughter, Wendy Marie Pack and husband Mike of Morehead; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Kay “Little Bit” Pack.


Other survivors include five siblings, Edford “Eddie” Gardner, Bertha Gardner, Geneva “Pete” Gardner, Herb (Cathie) Purvis, and Barbara (Jimmie) Emmons; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.


Clarence was a retired mechanic of Fleming Tractor & Equipment for over 30 years in Flemingsburg.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, attending motorcycle shows and swap meets, shooting and trading guns, and restoring old cars and motorcycles.  Clarence enjoyed life and will be greatly missed.


Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Hutton Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Brother Gerald Saunders, Brother Bill Beckett, and Brother Jordan Stallard officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillsboro Cemetery.


Pallbearers:  Bobby Jones, Steve “Hot Rod” Jones, William Reffitt, Roger Reffitt, Frank Greene, and Brad Pettit.


Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Hutton Funeral Home, 7634 Hillsboro Road, Hillsboro, KY 41049.


COVID-19 restrictions will be observed. 


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June 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hutton Funeral Home
7634 Hillsboro Road
Hillsboro, KY 41049

Funeral Service
June 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Hutton Funeral Home
7634 Hillsboro Road
Hillsboro, KY 41049

June 18, 2020

Hillsboro Cemetery
Sunset Road
Hillsboro, KY 41049

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