FROM CHUCK TRIMPLE: I regret to inform you and offer further details concerning the untimely death of Wayne Carter Gardner, Major (Retired) who deceased on the evening of 04.17.14 as the result of an automobile accident at the age of 66. He resided in Huntsville, AL.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Lee Purcell Gardner; two sons: Jeffery & Christopher; two sisters: Glenda Monte & Brenda Quinn, and three grandchildren: Zoe Gardner, Cora Gardner and Elizabeth Gardner.
Visitation will be on April 21 from 1100 – 1300 at Berryhill Funeral Home: 2305 Memorial Parkway NW; Huntsville, AL. (256) 536-9197. Burial will follow the funeral service at the MapleHillCemetery. A military Honor Guard has been requested. Donations should be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
He graduated from CCS in Class 73-5. Some of his Combat Control assignments were at Hurlburt, Pope and Mc Chord; however he was stationed at many other locations as a non-CCTer.
He was Life Member 068 of the CCA. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Air Commando Association.
May he Rest in Peace,
Gardner also founded and co-owned T&W Operations, a defense contracting company based in Huntsville.
Gardner was born in Alabama and leaves behind a wife, two children and three grandchildren.