James Bryon GardnerOctober 24, 1928 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 89)
James B. Gardner, 89, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Daisy Brown Gardner. He was also preceded in death by sisters: Charlene Briggs and Martha Jane Elliott; and a brother: Gene Gardner. He was a US Air Force Veteran ,a member of Burnsville Lodge # 717 A.F. & A.M., and the Oasis Shrine. Jim retired from Glen Raven Mills after 47 years of service. He was active in community and civic affairs. He and his wife have operated Riverside Roller Rink since 1958.
Surviving are his wife: Joyce Gibbs Gardner; a son: Vic Gardner; a sister: Libby Burleson; a sister-in-law: Glenna Gardner; and, special care givers: Diane Ross and Marlyn Wilson, all of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30PM Sunday, October 29, 2017, at West Burnsville Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Pastor Terry Long and Revs. Ricky Ray and Larry Sprinkle will officiate. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery with Military Honors by Sgt. EL Randolph Chapter 57 DAV.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Yancey County for their care and support.