Robert " Bob" Andrew Gardner, Jr., 75 of New Bern, went to be with the Lord on Saturday July 30, 2016. He was a Mason, member of Doric Lodge and attended Clarks United Methodist Church. Bob leaves his wife Frances Gardner; one son, Robbie Gardner III and wife Sonja; one daughter, DeDe Bryant and husband Jerry; two step-sons, Mickey Tucker and Chad Tucker and wife Victoria; one brother, David Gardner and wife Gail; one sister, Sylvia Davis; nine grandchildren, J.C., Bobbi, Robert, Laney, Hunter, Willie, Charlotte, Luke and Javier; seven great grandchildren and his trusted dog and companion, Sammy to cherish his memory. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Clarks United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Register officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Colonial Capital Humane Society P.O. Box 326 New Bern, N.C. 28563. Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.