Tillman B. Gardner, Jr.

Tilliam B. Gardner, Jr., 70, of Jonesville, entered his eternal home on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Woodland Memorial Cemetery near Jena with the Revs. Perry Gardner, James Foster and Lester Johnson officiating. Interment followed under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Gardner; parents, Tillman and Ethel Gardner; four sisters, Ola King, Corrine McBroom, Maggie McNeely, and Dootsie Adams; and his in-laws, Jim and Elouise McCarthy. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Barbara Gardner of Jonesville; foster daughter, Barbara Kudlinski Glenn and husband Ricky and their son, Clarke, of Ruston; brother, Harold Gardner of Jonesville; three sisters, Elsie Gardner of Jonesville, Ina Jo Parker of Sicily Island, and Judy Beauchamp and husband Tommy of Beasley, TX; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. Junior’s nephews served as pallbearers.
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