Samuel Melvin Gardner, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Clearfork Assisted Living Facility in Willow Park, Texas. 

He was born June 30, 1929, in Amarillo, Texas, to Reynold and Melinda Bradley Gardner.

A Garden City resident since 1970, Mr. Gardner worked for the National Weather Service until his retirement. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

On April 4, 1959, he married Eileen Mary Gardner in High Wycombe, England. She died Sept. 23, 2014. He also was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Reynold Gardner; and a son, Samuel Melvin Gardner Jr.

Survivors include a son, Richard Gardner of Denver; two daughters-in-law, Susan K. Marshall of Denver, and LaQuita Gardner of Weatherford, Texas; a sister, Jean Desha of Mansfield, Texas; four granddaughters, Shannon Gardner and Nicole Gardner, both of Springfield, Ohio, Christy Templeton of Weatherford, and Mandy Nation of Pflugerville, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends are welcome to gather at Time Out at 6 p.m. to have dinner and reminisce.

Visitation hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.