WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

James B. Gardner

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing.

Posted

Oct. 17, 1945 — Feb. 2, 2020

GOLDSBORO — James Brian Gardner, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at Wayne UNC Hospital.

He was the son of the late Huland and Peggy Gardner. Jimmy served in the North Carolina National Guard and worked for the city of Goldsboro for many years. He retired at the age of 65. Jimmy loved his cat, “Baby,” and fed all the strays at the Mar-Mac Burger King. He was loved by many.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Toni Ellis Gardner; his children, Melissa and Johnny Sauls, Candy and Timmy Cruse, James Gardner Jr., and Howard Gardner; his brother, Ray and Patsy Gardner; two sisters, Judy Trott and Suzette Gardner Evans; his mother-in-law, Hazel Ellis; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Gardner family. Online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.