Joe Gardiner, vice president of national sales at 84 Lumber, died in a boating accident on July 7. He was 43.
According to a local news station, Gardiner drowned after strong winds blew over the small boat he was on with his wife. His wife was able to swim to shore.
Gardiner joined 84 Lumber as an area manager in 2001 and had been a part of the national sales team since 2006, where he was named vice president of national sales in 2010. He oversaw the company’s sales and service initiatives with regional builders and large national builders.
“Joe was not only a valued and trusted associate but a friend and dedicated family man,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber, in a statement. “We will miss Joe deeply.”
Gardiner is survived by his wife, Susan, and daughters, Meagan and Mallory. The funeral service will be held Friday, July 13 at First United Methodist Church of Denton, in Denton, Texas.