Willie H. Gardiner II


William Haven Gardiner II, also known as “Willie” and “Brother” was born on November 28, 1954 and departed this life on August 14, 2021.

He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and big personality. He attended South High School in Columbus, Ohio.

He met Pamela (Chapman), and they were married in 1972. He liked to play chess and outwit, outlast, and outplay his competitors. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and western movies. He also liked to fish in his younger years, and his pride and joy, was his mother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annabell (Woodruff) Gardiner Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his children William (Shannon) Gardiner III, Anthony Gardiner; Sisters: Carolyn Cooley, Cynthia Gardiner. Grandchildren: TaShanna, Jasmine, Jael, Saniya, Will, Zaya; one great-grandchild; a host of cousins, nieces and friends.

William will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, August 20, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required.


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Rest now Willie…..

  3. Marvin & Tanya Jackson

    To the Gardnier family; I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your Dad, brother , Uncle and cousin. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed.

  4. Davy & Erica Wheeler

    May you and your family find peace in this troubled time. God bless you

  5. Rest in Peace Mr. Gardiner, may the Lord continue to bless your family and friends through this time of need.

  6. Katrice Gillens

    So sorry for your loss my brother. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    With love from your sister,

  7. Pamela Gardiner

    Peace be with my husband the rest of the family, I have love for him very much so and praying for my sons!!

  8. The Ansell Family

    Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Gardiner family. You all are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Pamela Gardiner

    Rest in Peace !! Love Pam !!

  10. Condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. He loved his sisters , for sure. Very nice guy. Will surely be missed. Resting in Heaven !

  11. Our prayers are with you. I know Pooney as I knew him is in a better place and not suffering anymore. His memory will remain with me always. God bless

  12. May God bring you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  13. Cynthia & Family, You have our deepest sympathy. I was saddenend to hear about the passing of William, which we called “Brother” . During several occasions when I was in his presence, Brother was always kind and nice to me. I know he will be missed. May the Lord comfort each of you and give you peace during this time of sorrow. God Bless!! Donna,Sandra,Eric,Shelia Shepherd & Family

  14. My condolences to Willie’s family.
    Willie was a great friend the last few years of his life. I met Willie in 2018 and had the privilege of studying the Bible with him. Willie had a love for the Bible and wanted to know more about Jehovah God and the Bible. Willie had a good heart and was always helpful with everybody he met. It was a joy and an honor getting to know Willie and we enjoyed many deep conversations.
    As Jesus said of his friend Lazarus that he has fallen asleep at John 11:11, so also, Willie is asleep and the next time his eyes open he will have no more pain or sickness (Isaiah 33:24).
    Acts 24:15 reads “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”
    There IS going to be a resurrection and I look forward to seeing Willie again in paradise!
    Rest well my friend…

  15. Cleveland Family

    Rest in peace Willie. Will and Anthony, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love your cousin, Tina

  16. Condolences to the family and friends Sorry to hear of Willies passing
    May he Rest in Peace

  17. The Nnake Family

    Will and family, we’re so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you and the family during these tough times.

  18. Karen (Hairston) Collins

    Loved that lady. I was just thinking of her, beautiful soul. If I’d known would have been to her home going. Condolences to you Bart.

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with you Barton and family, I wish I could have been contacted about Ms. Fluggie passing I Loved that woman and she will be truly missed. I Encourage you and your family to hold on to Gods unchanging hand. Be Blessed

  20. Ms. Flugie was a wonderful woman who lived her life on her terms! She loved my family like we were hers and often doted generously on our children. My condolences to your family Bartone! Your Mother was a very special Lady and she will certainly be missed!

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