May 15, 1965 – August 24, 2021
Patric E. Gardner, 56, of Turlock, passed away on August 24, 2021 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Patric was born on May 15, 1965 in Berlin, Germany to Clinton and Christa (Tines) Gardner. They met when Clinton was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Berlin. After Patric was born and Clinton’s enlistment ended, the family moved to Clinton’s hometown in the United States. Clinton, Christa, Patric, and his brother, Ralph, settled in Turlock and built a home where Pat and his wife, Billie, currently reside.
Patric knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement like his father. He started as an explorer with the Turlock Police Department and went on to work for several agencies through the years: Modesto Junior College, Merced College, Hughson Police Department, and Oakdale Police Department.
Patric was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Christa Gardner.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Billie Gardner; his brother, Ralph (Eileen) Gardner of Gardendale, Texas; his 5 children Briana Dutra Greb of Nampa, Idaho, Jessica Gardner of Loomis, California, Clinton (Elizabeth) Gardner of Turlock, California, Patric (Rachel) Gardner of Lynnwood, Washington, and Tyler Gardner of Pacific, Missouri; (7) grandchildren: Damian, Cora, Chloe, Jaxson, Cash, Lucas and Gabriel; his nephews, Bryan Gardner, Brandon Gardner, and Steven Gardner.
The family will be holding a “Celebration of Life” open house on Tuesday, August 31st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Jura’s Pizza Parlor in Turlock. Please drop by and visit us to celebrate Patric’s life and reminisce about the good times.