Cory Richard Gardner, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the age of 38. Beloved son of Debra A. and Michael K. Cooper; dear brother of Adam (Katie) Gardner, Will (Jillian Beach) Gardner, Mikey Cooper, and Jordan Cooper; cherished uncle of Emma, Noah, Cooper, Penny, and Lilly; and he was a loving nephew, cousin and friend to many.
Cory was a dedicated and diligent individual, known for his unwavering work ethic. He had a passion for sports, particularly the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals. He approached life with a strong faith and an infectiously positive outlook, and his caring heart shone through in everything he did. Cory's kindness knew no bounds, always ready to go the extra mile for anyone in need, simply out of the goodness of his heart. His love and kindness were boundless, and he was fiercely protective of those he held dear. Cory's warm and loving nature touched the lives of many, and his presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Memorials may be made in Cory's name to American Cancer Society.