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Richard Gardner

November 19, 1953 ~ June 16, 2023

Richard Gardner, 69, passed away on June 16, 2023.  He was born on November 19, 1953 in Washington DC.  He has been a resident of Vero Beach, FL for the last 46 years.  He was a land surveyor both in Virginia and Florida, he was a member of the Vero Beach Moose Lodge 1822.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Gardner; step-daughter Shannon (Doug) Smith; grandchildren Kaitlin, Lauren, Alex and Ryan Smith; great granddaughter Melanie Cameron.  He was predeceased by his parents Elwood and Lois Gardner and sister Nancy Spicer.

Arrangements are under the care of Millennium Cremation Service of Vero Beach. Friends may leave condolences for Richard’s family by signing an online guestbook at


Billy Moody

June 27, 2023, 2:50 pm

Joyce, I’m sorry for your loss. I had a lot of fun times surveying and hanging out with ole Red pelt , he was a good dude!

Denise Madden

June 28, 2023, 2:35 pm

Dear Joyce,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. May Jesus bring you comfort and peace. Remember that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 Praying for you and Shannon and the family.
Denise (Hyson) Madden

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