Brian Gardner, 71, Vincennes

Brian Jay “Pinky” Gardner, 71, of Vincennes, IN, passed away at his home on February 19, 2021.

Pinky had worked at Essex Wire. He was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln High School, and was active in class activities.  His memberships included the American Legion and the Vincennes Boat Club. A Beach Boys fan, he liked to watch the Chicago Bears and Cubs, and I U Basketball.

Surviving is his wife, Cindy (Barekman) Gardner, whom he married Oct. 27, 1975; his children, Chris Gardner and his wife, Libby, of Vincennes, IN, Heather Cummings and her husband, Kelly, of Emison, IN, and Justin Gardner and his wife, Katrina, of Vincennes, IN; his sisters, Doris Gardner of Vincennes, IN and Carol Burkhalter of O’Fallon, IL; his grandchildren, Kayla Cummings, Megan Gardner, Jenna Gardner, Tyler Cummings, Miles Gardner, and Jacob Gardner;  a great-grandchild, Kayson Cummings; several nieces and nephews; and many friends that he considered family.

Born Oct. 3, 1949, in Vincennes, IN, he was the son of Millard and Mildred (Richardville) Gardner. His parents; and his brothers, Gary and Larry Gardner, preceded him.

Friends may visit with Pinky’s family from 3:00 – 7:00 on Thursday,    at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN.

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