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Gardner Knight

August 14, 1934 — July 15, 2022

Casper, Wyoming

Gardner Franklin Knight passed away July 15, 2022 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. Born August 14, 1934 in Torrington Wyoming to George and Alma (Driscoll) Knight.

Gard was an interesting man with a heart of gold and fighting spirit. He had great pride in his family and unbelievable lifelong friendships. When he was young, he was a prankster, his first job was as a paper delivery boy, he enjoyed high school football, going to dances, and helping at his dad’s garage Kittredge-Knight Motor Co., together they traveled to Chicago to bring home new automobiles off the assembly line. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1953. Then served in the US Army from 1953 -1962 during his time in the Army he was stationed in Panama.

On June 25, 1954, he married the love of his life June Bryson, they had three children Patricia Hague, Tad Knight, and Gardner Knight Jr. He worked for the Torrington Cement Co. until he moved to Casper in 1968 to manage the Wyoming Block Co., until it was sold. He then drove hot shot for various companies and rebuilt skid houses for Bob’s Equipment Rental. Gard was an entrepreneur who owned/managed several used car lots over the years and was co-owner of Knight Trailers. As Gard entered retirement, he started T & G Handyman Service with his son Tad.

He loved to dance, enjoyed music, wood working, reading, helping others, using his 4-wheeler to plow the walks for his block and loved doing things with his granddaughters. He loved people and enjoyed visiting with family and friends, telling his life story, and teaching others carpentry.

Gard is survived by his daughter Patricia Hague, granddaughters Dawn Shupick (Jeremy), Jodee Knight (Travis Peter), Kelsey Kawcak (Blaine), and Holli Knight; three great grandchildren Sydney and Levi Shupick and Kayson Kawcak, as well as various nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alma; his wife, June; two sisters, Rosie and Betty; and two sons Tad and Gardner Jr..

There will be a Celebration of Life at Bustards Funeral Home Friday August 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Graveside services will be in Torrington at Valley View Cemetery on Saturday August 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions.

Arrangements are entrusted to  Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

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