CHARLESTON -- James Wesley "Sugar Crisp" Gardner, 85, died Dec. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born June 4, 1927, in Okolona, Miss., son of the late Thornton Gardner and Mattie Henson Gardner, he was a resident of Missouri for many years. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Charleston.
Survivors include: one sister, Luvera Gardner of Charleston.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at noon Saturday at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston with the Rev. Wiley Reed officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.thewilliamsfuneralhomes.com.