Paul Robert ‘Bob’ Gardner, 85, of Crooksville (Rose Farm), Ohio, passed away early Friday morning, February 1, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Bob was born February 5, 1928, in Cheshire, the son of the late Carl and Ada Yauger Gardner.
Bob retired from Peabody Coal Company near New Lexington. He loved fishing, gardening and traveling. He was a member of Rose Farm Church of Christ.
While Bob worked for Union Telegraph during his teenage years, he met his wife of 64 years, Irene Bruce Gardner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert Gardner of Crooksville; his daughter, Margaret Gardner of Rose Farm; his grandsons, Alan Gardner of Rose Farm, and John and Mallory Gardner of Roseville; his great-grandson, Hudson Gardner; his daughter-in-law, Judy Gardner of Crooksville; and his brothers, Kenneth Wade Gardner and Carroll Lee Gardner, both of Zanesville.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Ilene Holley and his brother, Carl Gardner, Jr.
Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, February 3, at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye Street, Crooksville. Funeral services and a celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 4 at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Little officiating. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
You may read the obituary, sign the Online Register Book and share a special memory with the family at www.goebelfuneralhome.com.