Please enter a minimum of 2 characters to search.

Jump to Tribute

Share

Memorial Keepers (0)

Add a Keeper

Robert Dean Gardner

July 28th, 1958 - November 14th, 2010

GARDNER, Robert Dean, 52, of Ruskin, passed away November 14, 2010. Robert was born on July 28, 1958 in Wood River, Illinois to Charles and Joyce (Heffner) Gardner. He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Kimmel; son, David Gardner; grandson, Nathan Kimmel; brother, Monty Gardner; many other family members and friends. Robert was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

We Entrusted Robert Gardner's Care To

Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

Since 1987, Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services has been committed to offering accessible, high-quality funeral and cremation services. Our dedication to providing personalized guidance, empathetic support, and meticulous attention has been unwavering. We take pride in our ability to meet the unique needs of each family, with a diverse range of plans that honor and respect all cultural traditions. Whether you're seeking a direct cremation or a traditional burial, our team is dedicated to arranging services that not only honor your preferences but also celebrate the life of your loved one in a meaningful way.

Go to Website
(813) 513-0215
FPG Store Banner Image

When words can't fully express what we want to say, sometimes a small gift can. Visit our Memorial Store for personalized gifts, keepsake jewelry and to plant a memorial tree.

Tributes

Share a favorite memory, send condolences, and honor Robert’s life with a heartfelt message.

Elba Gardner C

Darling i miss you so much that i cant stand it sometimes i get so upset that i wish i can kick the walls until my feet and hands fall off all i do now is staring at the empty dark corner and sometimes i am not sure if my heart is beating i feel like a big chunk of my heart has been ripped of my chest and sometimes i forget the meals of the day and i dont even miss it. i wish i would have been smarter and fought for your love against wind and strong waves of the acean But i left you thinking that you could have a better life in another;s arms even if i was so miserable sad and lonely but i kept my lips sealed now i know i can tell you how much i love you between my pillow , when i walk , when i go up the hill i can yell out your name and and tell you how much i have loved you ( i wish i can hear your voice. Sometimes i dont understand why God took you away ? but then again who am i to ask " after all you belong to him. I should be grateful because at least i got to be part of your life , be between your arms and many things with you . And when you got so ill i know it was like walking on a hot charcoal but God lifted you up in his arms and hold you up intill it was over. ( i am holding in my hand a promise that God all Mighty left us with " he said that just the way he was resurrected on the third day all his children will do the same . And i know in my heard that one day i will see you standing in front of me ( what a blessing ) i cant wait for that day I love you for ever .

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Kathy Gardner

Bobby, I didn't know you well but I did know you well enough to know you had a heart of gold, a ready smile, and a way to put me at ease and make me laugh at the stupidity of life when I was taking it all too seriously. I will miss you. Kathy

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Nikki

I love you daddy and I miss you so much. I am trying so hard to be strong like you always were but it is just so hard. Thank you for making me the person I am today. I hope I will make you proud. I am so scared to live without you and hope somehow you will still give me guidance along the way. I wish your new grandchild would have gotten the chance to know you as well as Nate did, he loves and misses you so much. I am doing my best to help him through this but he just doesn't understand, you were his very best friend. Can't wait to see you again, keep grandma Joyce company till we are all together again. I love you!!!

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Jeff Cooper

I've known you ALL of my life from burning up GI Joes to watching you raise a family. We didn't talk enough lately but I think about you can still hear you voice. love you buddy.

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Elba Gardner C

Darling i am having such a hard time to undrestand that you went to a higher place and i am still here i know that you are seating at the right side of the father in haven siging praises to the Lord & eating havenly food and walking oround with your mom and the rest of your love ones in the mean time i will be down here until God call me home and went that happen i know that God and you will receive me and welcome me there ( what a day that will be) then i will hold you in my arms and i wont let go of you ever togheter for the all eternity and no body will stand in between us no more, i remember the fist day i sow you many years ago that was special day and since thene i have never been the same went i was in your arms i felt that the all world could roll and i dodnt care because i was in your arms i always felt protect it i never worry about anyting because we were togheter ( unfortunately life play a little be with us and the rest is very notable . Darling this love that i have for you togheter with your memories i will keep it in my heart until i get there to your side i miss you more that i miss the sun light more that i miss the air i wish i was a dove and fly so high between the clouds until i get you and be happy again i love you i will love you for the rest of my life and beyone life To bad that i didnt have the chanse to tell you this face to face But even so God still good God and i have ask him to relay this message to you in Jesus name I love you Daling your wife that always will remember you i miss you always .

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

nathan kimmel

I love you Pop Pop and I miss you Pop Pop. I wish we could have gone to Texas this summer and looked for treasure.

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

monty gardner

I miss you Bro . I cry because I miss you and yet I know you are so happy now. You are home and at peace. I pray I will see you again one day. I LOVE YOU BOBBY.

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Elba Coronado Gard

Darling i wish i never live u i mess u all this years i have never stop loving u i have the best memories of you i thank God that geive me the Blessing to be your wife i was hoping to see you again but now i am going to wait until i get to have to see u again ( May God i wish i know what was happening with u i will never forget about u may love u are in my hart for ever ( i love u darling)

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Janelle Rice

Bobby Time slips by so fast.We hadn't talked for a while but memories will alway stay in my heart.The world has lost a bit of its luster with your passing but there is one more star sparkling in the heavens now

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Jill Smith

We miss you Pops!

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Elba Coronado

Darling i will always remember your birthday ( special day ) you are part of my everytday life i think about you all the time many many times a day and that is the way is going to be for ever . You live in my heart and one day we will be together for ever . I love you darling .

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Marcia

By the looks of this you not only had a very special and loving family, but many close and dear friends. I dont need to tell you what a wonderful father and grand father you were. It is so obvious in looking at an knowing Nikki, Dave, and Nathen. You were very loved and respected by them as well as all of us. your children have turned out to be kind caring adults. This is due greatly to the values you gave them. I am sure you are very proud of them. You will be thought of often and greatly missed by all of us.

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Lanny Leach

We were best friends growing up and my greatest memories are the time we spent together. Every day was a new adventure. You, Mike Maguire and myself challenged life and we had a blast. Also the great times with Franny and Janel. We had some amazing camping trips and Christmas parties. We were the best of friends and it was great. I miss you in your departure to a better place. I love you and you will always remain a part of heart. Your best friend for all eternity. Lanman

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Laurie Knecht

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know you Bob. We didn't get to see each other often, but we shared many conversations, music & lots of laughs. You were a special friend, and the VERY BEST father. I always admired your love & dedication to your children. Nikki & David are so lucky to have had you as their dad. Nate is fortunate to have been able to spend special time with his grandfather. I am sure he will have warm & wonderful memories of you. Until we meet again......rest.......you will need lots of smiling, laughing energy stored up. In the meantime.... we will miss you Bob. xo

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Elba C

Every night that I walk I get to see the stars in the sky and I often wondering whitch one is your star I always think that is probably the big is one the one that shine more that the others and I get smile on my face. In the mornings went I get to see the sun coming up from behind the hills I do think that beyond the sun Is where you are , to me you are the wind that play with my hair , the breeze from the ocean and the peace I feel when I go to sleep . I have pictures of you on my dresser all over my bedroom , on my computer screen in my cell phone I get to see you always and that is a blessing to me . You were a wonderful man intelligent, smart, strong like pure gold and sweet like honey and very hard worker. You thought me many things that I will never gorget . I do rememeber your words and smiles. I have the feeling that I will be with you sooner than what i think and I cant wait to be wit you but until then Know that I have always loved you more than my own self see you soon Darling ! I love you !

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Jeanne Lakin

Bobby~ You had the kindest voice of anyone I know...you were a gentle soul, ... a remarkable Father. I'll never forget when you & Joyce & I took Nikki, David, Kris & Karey to Disneyland... we made memories that weekend to last two lifetimes :) I can hear your laugh---it makes me smile:) Love always, Jeanne "May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Kathy (Gardner) Shattuck

Be free now Bob...no more pain...no more medication...and most of all no more FEAR. I will miss your voice, and your guidance in regards to our children. But I have faith you will always...always be that whisper in my ear when I need you most. Finally Bob you have peace. Let your spirit soar. Enjoy the new life you have. Forever and always, Kathy

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Michael Kimmel

You were such an important part of the house, Pops. Thank you for everything that you have taught me. From how to shoot a gun to how to extend a patio you have taught me so many things that I will remember forever. I'm gonna miss kicking you off of the xbox so I can have my turn or being told how to make a great Pop's mcmuffin. I'm going to try my best to fill your shoes for the family but it won't be easy. We love you and miss you so much!

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Peter Kiewit IV

Robert (Bob OH) I really can not believe you have steped on a Rainbow and went to see God. Now one ever made me Laugh as hard or as long as you were able to do! I will think of you often and with wonderful memories my Dear friend! I will do my best to get your ashes to Amsterdam. I still can not believe you are gone. Via con Dios Mi Amigo. PKIV.

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Kathy

I MISS YOU BOB!!!

Published May 18th, 2024
0
0

Customize Cookie Preferences

We use cookies to enhance browsing experience serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking 'Accept All', you consent to our use of cookies. Read more