Charles Houston Gardner


Dec. 14, 1940 - July 10, 2018

Rev. Charles Houston Gardner, 77, of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his residence.  

Charles Houston Gardner was known to everyone as Rev. Houston. He served as Pastor at New Bethel Baptist, Union Grove Baptist, Dora Second Baptist and Aldridge Missionary Baptist. He loved Alabama Football, fishing and deer hunting. He especially loved his grandchildren and was very proud of their athletic and academic accomplishments and never passed up an opportunity to brag about them. He was also proud to have served his country as a private in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of the U.S Army Ordinance School.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Assembly, with funeral services following at 2 p.m.  Burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery in Dora.  James Aycock will officiate.

Gardner was preceded in death by his son, Sam Gardner; grandfather, Sam Gardner; grandmother, Alpha Gardner; father, George Lee Gardner; mother, Carrie Lou Banks Gardner; sisters, Betty and Baby Gardner; grandparents, Jim and Myra Banks; and brother-in-law, Frank McCowen.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Alta Gardner; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Walden; son-in-law, Paul Walden; sisters, Patsy McCowen and Sarah Holderfield (Hairland); brothers, Clayton Gardner (Carolyn), Eulus Gardner (Rose) and Jeff Gardner (Pam); and grandchildren, Brandon and Brody Walden and Katlyn and Tanner Gardner.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; (205) 384-5571