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Joan Palmer Gardner

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Joan Palmer Gardner, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Joan was born July 26, 1932 in Alto to parents, James E. Palmer and Verna Peggy Ann Tullis Palmer. She was a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo queen contestant for two consecutive years then was crowned Queen for the Day in 1950. She worked for Robin Chevrolet in Houston. After moving to Crockett, Joan worked for Knox Motor and Implement Company and later was office manager/part-owner of East Texas Livestock Commission. She was a member of the Crockett Garden Club for 10 plus years and also was a faithful member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship. Joan loved to hunt, fish and most of all, loved her family.

Joan was survived by sons, Greg Gardner and wife, Cindi of Palestine, Jimmy Gardner and wife, Cindy of Crockett, Joe Ed Peel and wife, Sarah of Danbury; grandchildren, Christy and Quinton Durrett of Tomball, Leah Peel of Houston, Robert and Shelby Peel of Virginia, Makayla Gardner of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Jackson Gardner, Rowen Durrett, Layton Peel, Kodi Cogswell, Seth Carter, Sean Michael Warrior, Bo Levit Warrior, Sommer Peel, Camile Peel; sister, Mildred Churchill of Crockett. She was preceded in death by husband, James A. “G.G.” Gardner; grandson, James Gregory “Bubba” Gardner, sister, Mary Elizabeth Parker.

Funeral services for Joan Palmer Gardner will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the Good Shepherd Fellowship with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Leon Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday evening from                                 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, TX 75835

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  1. This is so heart breaking. Loved this lady since 1975 when she & I shared an office at Knox Motor & Implement. She taught me a lot about working in an office. Life is never the same when you loose your Momma. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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