Cover photo for Jeffery Gardiner's Obituary
Jeffery Gardiner Profile Photo
1960 Jeffery 2020

Jeffery Gardiner

July 19, 1960 — November 17, 2020

Emmett Twp.

Jeff Gardiner sadly left this earth on November 17, 2020 at the age of 60.  He was born at Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, MI on July 19, 1960.  Jeff was raised in Battle Creek, MI. the son of Ralph Gardiner and Kathleen Winifred (Carroll) Gardiner.  He owned and operated his garage which he referred to as his “Shop” for over 30 years, and per Jeff’s wishes the shop is still in operation and is being ran by his son, Josh.  Jeff loved his family, especially the love of his life, Mary Jo Wortley, his son Josh (Melissa) and his brother Rob which lived nearby, they often “Shot the shit” mostly about cars.  Jeff also dearly loved his dog, “Chloe” which remained by his side until the end.  Jeff had many friends, too many to name them all, but loved all of them, especially his lifelong friend, Dave Halder.  His passion was playing rock and roll music on his guitar with the Rolling Stones being his favorite songs to play.  He also wrote and recorded his own music.  Anyone who knew Jeff knew he loved his “Happy Hour” and many of you joined him.  Jeff was also a big Detroit Lions fan.  He helped people in need and would give the shirt off his back.  Jeff is survived by his true love, Mary Jo Wortley, son, Josh (Melissa) Gardiner of Battle Creek, brothers, Frank (Kathy) Gardiner of West Virginia and Ralph (Rob) Gardiner of Battle Creek.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews not just blood related but very loved.  He is also survived by his beloved dog Chloe.  He was preceded in by both of his parents, Ralph and Kathleen Gardiner, brother, James (Jim) Gardiner and sadly 6 days after Jeff’s passing, his sister, Susan Kay Henry of Battle Creek passed away.  Cremation has taken place, as per Jeff’s wishes no services will be held.  A celebration of life will be held this spring/summer in honor of Jeff Gardiner.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jeffery Gardiner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

No services to be held

Richard A Henry Funeral Home


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 23

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree