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CARL GARDNER Carl Gardner, 83, passed away on June 12, 2011. Born on April 29, 1928 in Tyler, TX, and was a graduate of Emette Scott H.S. Carl was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for the past 22 years. He was the Co-Founder and last surviving member of the world famous "Coasters", known for hit songs such as Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak, Youngblood and many others. They were also the first group inducted in the "Rock N Roll Hall of Fame". Carl is survived by his wife Veta; his sons Carl, Jr. and Ahilee; his daughters Brenda and Ricki; three stepsons Hanif, Ramon and Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He will truly be missed. Friends and family may call Monday, June 20, 2011 from 2:00PM-8:00PM at the Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie, FL. A Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 1:00PM at Morningside Church, Port St. Lucie, FL, with interment following at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to The Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, PO Box 7012, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985, www.jessicaclinton.org.; or Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at www.aycockportstlucie.com. Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on June 16, 2011
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