Gardner Loudan of Charles Town, West Virginia passed away at his residence on June 11, 2020, with his wife Doris, their daughter Dawn and other family members at his side. Gardner’s passing was marked with overwhelming heartfelt grief and remembrance by his family.
Gardner was born on March 22, 1940 in Shenandoah Junction, WV during a snowstorm. He was the oldest son of the late William J. Loudan and Fosteen Housden Loudan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Loudan and sister-in-law Patsy.
Gardner graduated from Harpers Ferry High School in 1958; he played basketball and was an All-Star player. He was of the Methodist faith and never missed a Sunday service in his youth. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
Gardner worked at the Badger Powatan, Dixie Narco and retired from James Rumsey Technical Institute.
Gardner is survived by the love of his life of 49 years, Doris at home; daughter, Jacqueline Dawn Weister and husband David, of Ranson; one son Eric Loudan and wife Chanda of Hedgesville; four granddaughters, Caitlin and Danielle Feaster, Halley Loudan and Hazel Weister. Special nephew Bobby Loudan and wife Brenda, his faithful K-9 companion, Cody and the trusty parrot, Sherman.
Throughout Gardner’s life he had several special interests of cars, collecting watches, remote controlled vehicles and knives. He was like a child, when he saw something, he had to have it.
Gardner loved going on vacation to Blackwater Falls and staying in the cabins with his wife, son and granddaughters.
Gardner was the light of his family and his passing is deeply mourned by the family who will sorely miss him in the coming days, months and years. Gardner was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a generous man with a kind soul and a compassionate heart.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Fairview Lutheran Cemetery in Bolivar, WV.
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