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A celebration life service for Christopher Matthew Lucas Gardner, 25, of Camden, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial was in Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Riders Post #6, 200 Pickens St., Columbia, SC 29205.

Christopher died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born in Lexington, SC, the son of Sheryl Douglas Shumate and Christopher Leon Gardner. He was employed with Invista, was a former SC National Guardsman, and attended River Church.

Surviving is his mother, Sheryl Shumate (Trey); 6 year old son, Collin Gardner of the home and his mother, Amanda Watkins; brother, Jeremy Douglas; sisters, Maranda Gardner, Taylor Tims, and Mallorie Shumate; maternal grandmother, Judy Williamson Douglas, all of Camden, SC; uncle Billy Douglas, Jr.; aunt, Angel; cousin, Bailey; father, Chris Gardner; stepmother, Laurie; step siblings, Megan, Seth and Chase; paternal grandparents, Irving and Patricia Shiver.

Christopher was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Billy L. Douglas, Sr.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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