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Dr. Richard Stephen Gardner

Dr. Richard Stephen Gardner, O.D., 66, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022, at his home.

Born February 25, 1956, in Shelbyville, Kentucky to the late Walter and Mary Elizabeth Beeler Gardner, he was a graduate of Union College in Barbourville and completed his doctorate at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Known as a kind and caring optometrist, he had worked at Walmart Vision Centers in both Paris and Cynthiana, as well as in his own private practice, Paris Vision.

Surviving is a son, Benjamin Gardner, of Lexington, and his sister, Jeanie, also of Lexington.

In accordance with his wishes, Stephen will be cremated. A private celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home. 

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