October 18, 2021

Larry Wayne Gardner

Larry Wayne Gardner
News Staff
Sat, 09/18/2021 – 15:55

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Larry passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Ann on September 14, 2021 after a brief illness. Lovingly known to his family as “Papa,” he is survived by two sons, two daughters, thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Larry served in the Navy and used his GI benefits to attend the University of Missouri – Rolla. With his education complete, Larry worked for Conoco for 28 years in seismic technology and seismic data acquisition.

Larry moved to Kaw City, Oklahoma in the 1970’s and served for many years as a volunteer firefighter and in many other capacities for community service. He attended Oak Grove Baptist Church where he has long been a deacon and also worked for more than a year to build out the interior for a new sanctuary.

Larry retired from Conoco in 1999 and became an independent contractor for smaller oil companies that were gathering seismic data in Texas and Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Anna Faye Gardner, his children: Jason Wayne Gardner and wife Robin of Mustang, Oklahoma; Lori Gardner Westphal and her husband David of Houston, Texas; Anson Grant Gardner of Yukon, Oklahoma; and Gabrielle Amanda Mason of Houston, Texas.

Grandchildren include: Josh Westphal of Houston, Texas; Charles Westphal of Colorado Springs, Colorado; John Westphal of Houston, Texas; Christian Gardner of Edmond, Oklahoma; Andrew Westphal of Tampa, Florida; Caitlyn Gardner of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Sydney Gardner of Mustang, Oklahoma; Noah Gardner of Mustang, Oklahoma; Samuel Gardner of Mustang, Oklahoma; Michael Gardner of Mustang, Oklahoma; Emmalise Gardner of Mustang, Oklahoma; Leilani Mason of Houston, Texas; and Roman Mason of Houston, Texas. Great Grandchildren

Great Grandchildren include Jace Westphal, Skyler Westphal, Ethan Westphal, Teagan Gardner, Vincent Gardner, Olivia Westphal, and Raven Gardner.

Funeral Services will be held in Houston, Texas, at Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home at 11am on Monday, September 27th, 2021.

Memorial Services will be held in Kaw City, Oklahoma, at Oak Grove Baptist Church at 2pm on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.

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