Carl Gardner, 69 of Jay, Okla. passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 in Jay, Okla. Carl was born on May 8,

1942 in Maysville, Ark. to Marion and Bertha (Wilhelm) Gardner. Carl graduated from Jay High School. Carl married Betty on December 5, 1987. Carl worked at a grocery store for many years.

Carl enjoyed fishing, going to church and studying the word of God. Carl and his family were members of the Independent Assembly House of Worship in Grove, Okla.

Carl is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home in Jay, Okla.; three daughters, Brenda Gardner of Jay, Okla., Ashley Gardner of Miami, Okla. and Lola Robinson of Jay, Okla.; five sons, Lloyd Gardner of Jay, Okla., Floyd Gardner of Granby, Mo., Jerry Metcalf of Blanco, Texas, Marcelle Whitcomb of Lexington, Kan. and Bobby Joe Whitcomb of Miami, Okla.; one sister, Dorothy Thompson of Eugene, Ore.; and one brother, Floyd Gardner of Eugene, Ore.; ten grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Carl is preceded in death by both parents; two sisters, Merle Fipps and Clara Durham; and one brother, Leonard Gardner.

Church services were held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Independent Assembly House of Worship in Grove. Rev. Kenneth D. Cope and Deena Cope officiated. Interment followed at the Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of Grand Lake Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.grandlakefuneralhomes.com