Donald “Don” Ray Gardner II

Donald “Don” Ray Gardner II

November 9, 2021, 68, Goldsboro –

Donald “Don” Ray Gardner II, 68, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. A native of Wayne County, he was the son of Lou Smith Kearney and the late Donald Ray Gardner. Don was a member of Stoney Creek FWB Church where he enjoyed teaching the Charity Sunday School Class and serving as a small group leader for teenage boys. On a sunny day, Don enjoyed flying miniature planes and catching the wind on his motorcycle. Don honored his country by serving in the United States Air Force.

A celebration of his life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Stan Matthews officiating. Military honors will conclude the service. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sheila Oliver Gardner; sister, Peggy Daniels, and her daughters, Brianna and Dana-Lou; and sister- in- law, Bobbie Gardner, and her daughters, Jessica, Jamie, and Joy.

In addition to his father Don was preceded in death by his brother David Gardner, who died Sunday night, November 7, 2021.

In lieu of flowers it was Don’s wish that memorials be made to Blended Fellowship, P.O. Box 448, Pikeville, NC 27863 or online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to