Frank Gardner
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC
Frank Gardner

Franklin "Frank" Gardner, 69, died Friday, August 7, 2021 at Atrium Health Kings Mountain. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Louis and Joyce Lemons Gardner. Frank was a third generation owner of Gardner Electric, and later worked as an electrician for Cleveland County Schools, where he later retired. He attended Pleasant City Church and was an avid Shelby High School sports fan. He enjoyed playing pickleball and playing with his grandkids. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Becky Justice Gardner of the home; daughter, Emily Vanburen and husband David; son Andy Gardner and wife Heather, both of Shelby; grandchildren, Katie Kendrick and husband Dalton, Paige Vanburen, Emma Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Ian Gardner, Ethan Vanburen, Will Vanburen, Becca Hamrick and husband Jacob and Zach Logan; great grandson, Lawson Hamrick; his mother-in-law, Mary Smith of Shelby; and cousins, Gaye Moore of Gastonia and Bill Moore of Bostic. Funeral services will be held 3pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Glisson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30pm-3pm, prior to the service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 S. Tryon St. #1588 Charlotte, NC 28202.

FUNERAL HOME: Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation Center


Published by Shelby Star from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2021.
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Frank was always smiling and was loved by all of us in the maintenance department at Cleveland County Schools. I was so lucky to get Frank when the merger finally went through and he had the ability to always get a smile from me when things weren´t going well. I´m sorry for your loss but I just wanted to tell y´all (the Family) how much he loved you. I hope that God Blesses each of you and I can assure you that I was blessed by working with Frank and calling him my friend. Bless each of you, Buddy Ramey
Buddy Ramey
August 23, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
August 9, 2021
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