Robert D Gardner

October 20th, 1932 to December 22nd, 2022

Robert David “Bob” Gardner, 90, of Port Huron, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior peacefully from his home, surrounded by his family and friends on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

Bob, one of 18 children of the late Jerry and Lillian Gardner, was born in Port Huron, Michigan on October 20, 1932. He attended Port Huron area schools. On September 11, 1952 he married Marion E. Parker, the love of his life. They raised 3 children, Michael, Theresa and Sharon in Marysville, MI.

Bob worked as a salesman for many years at Huron Pipe & Supply Company, and retired from Gresley MacKay Plumbing and Heating in Marysville. Bob and Marion loved travel and time with family. They were active members at First Baptist Church in Marysville for many years. Bob also loved Griswold Street Baptist and Hillside Wesleyan Church senior groups. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, sports and coached the men’s church baseball team for many years. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. Bob took great pleasure in watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sports, music and dance.

For the last five years, Bob enjoyed his family of friends at Porthaven Manor where he resided. From the morning coffee club, passing out Bob's mints, playing Euchre and attending concerts and celebrations, to just visiting around the fireplace.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Theresa (David) Smith and Sharon Headlee; like daughters, Elaine (Tim) Raker and Tina Torello; sisters, Carol Rock and Jo Duke; brother-in-law, Pete (Sue) Parker; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Smith, Steve Smith, Kristen Gardner, Jason (Jen) Headlee, and Jennifer (Alec) Regalado; 13 great-grandchildren, Tommy Gardner, Ashlyn, Brayden, Reagan and Parker Smith, Lydia and Marcus Regalado and Lucas, Connor, Logan, August, and Aleigha Headlee. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marion; son, Michael Gardner; son-in-law, Thomas Headlee; and grandsons, Joshua Gardner and Jordan Headlee.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2022 in Hillside Wesleyan Church. The Reverend Nathan Neihof will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville

Memorial contributions may be made to 90.7 Hope FM. To send condolences, visit

Bob’s family wishes to thank McLaren Hospice and Ability Plus for their wonderful care.


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