Carl Edward Gardner Sr.

April 29, 1928June 12, 2011

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 daughers Brenda and Ricki; three stepsons Hanif, Ramon and Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother Howard and one sister, Carol. 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,; 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


  • Visitation Monday, June 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Carl Edward Gardner Sr.

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robert bock

December 11, 2014

My grandfather managed the coasters for 15 years. Wally bock was his name. He truely loved them.

Ricki Gardner

February 1, 2014

Thought about you today, missing you so very much. Rest in peace daddy, I love you and need you so very much. Missing your smile and stories of yesterdays.

Carole Sanders

January 31, 2014

Many happy memories from The Coasters & their iconic music. Thank you Mr. Gardner may you rest in peace.

sam glanville

February 20, 2013

he was awesome... that is all i have to say :)

Shirley Caldwell

November 3, 2011

I have some of your music and love it. RIP.

Mena Beard

July 19, 2011

To: Gardner Family
We know that one day soon God will take away sickness forever (Isa.33:24) My condolence.

Simone Sheckles

July 3, 2011

My Prayers and thoughts of peace are with you and your family in your time of grief.

b waddey sr.

June 28, 2011

sorry to hear about yor loss.
will keep you in prayer

Katie White-Broughton

June 28, 2011

June 27, 2011

With deepest sympathy to the Gardner family. May God continue to watch over you during this time of sorrow.

Daughter of the late William White, Jr. of Tyler, Texas

June 24, 2011

To all the friends and fans of Carl Gardner I just want to say "Thank You"
for your kind support and condolences that you have sent to me and my family. Carl was a giant in the music world but very humble. he will be well remembered. I know he is in heaven.

Veta Gardner - Wife