Jacksonville - Graveside services for Mr. William J. Gardner, 86, will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Mr. Gardner passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Gardner is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Albright Gardner of Jacksonville; his daughter, Dr. Teresa J. Gardner of Ohatchee; his son, William Michael Gardner of Jacksonville; and one sister, Dorothy Brown of Anniston. Mr. Gardner was a loving and devoted husband and father. He worked as a private land surveyor for 30 years and enjoyed being outdoors. Mr. Gardner found a passion in gardening and spending time with his family. He was Baptist by faith and loved the Lord with all of his heart. Mr. Gardner was a veteran of the Korean War and served his country in the US Army.