Robert Dale (Goober, Bob, Bobby) Gardisser of Lonoke, AR passed away on Sunday, January 16th at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Goober struggled with cancer, chemo, surgeries, covid, and pneumonia and finally lost the battle.
Bob was born April 18, 1953, in Fayetteville, AR. He grew up on a dairy farm with his five siblings in the Weddington community of Northwest Arkansas & graduated from Prairie Grove High School. He joined the Navy & was a Seabee during his service to our country. Upon his return home he began driving a milk tanker picking up milk from local farms and transferring to dairies and cheese plants. This experience then led into a long career as a long-haul truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Leon Gardisser, of Siloam Springs, AR in 1982 & brother-n-law Darrel Barnes in 2015.
He is survived by his mother, Martha Nell (Curtis) Gardisser of Bentonville, AR, his wife, Erlinda Gardisser & stepdaughters Christine & Maylin Divinagracia of their home in Lonoke, AR, one daughter, April Gardisser Phillips & husband Ryan of Tontitown, AR, one son Matthew Gardisser & wife Marisha of Tontitown, AR, one granddaughter & 3 grandsons.
He is also survived by his 5 siblings, Ronnie Gardisser & wife Debbie of West Siloam Springs, AR, Dennis Gardisser & wife Beverly of Lonoke, AR, Sandy Daugherty & husband Jimmy of Prairie Grove, AR, Berniece Barnes of Prairie Grove, AR & Brenda Jarman & husband Lynn of Rogers, AR along with 10 nephews, 2 nieces & a host of great & great-great nieces & nephews.
Goober lived life fully. He never met a stranger and would give them a full life story if they would stand still long enough. His charismatic and cheerful personality made him a friend to everyone he met.
A memorial/celebration of life service will be held at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke, AR on January 29, 2022 at 1:00 P.M.