Barry Lynn Gardner

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Barry Lynn Gardner of Kingston died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Lake Havasu, Ariz., with his wife, Debbie, at his side.
He was born Aug. 31, 1953, in Russellville, Ky., to Ralph and Lillian Gardner. He grew up in Beaver Dam, Ky., and was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church during those years. He graduated from Ohio County High School in 1971. He attended LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, where he was a member of the baseball team. He lived and worked in Kentucky, Colorado and Florida before settling in Tennessee 18 years ago. At the time of his death, he was on a six-month assignment in Arizona for Stell Environmental Enterprises Inc., where he was a UTO tech.
He loved most everything about life, including University of Kentucky basketball, golf and Yankee baseball. He especially loved spoiling his granddaughter, MaddieMaye, and was known for holiday gatherings at his home on Watts Bar Lake in Kingston. With his wonderful singing voice, he enjoyed entertaining his guests with some of their favorite songs. Family and friends always took away with them smiles and wonderful memories of music, water sports and elaborate fireworks displays.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Debra Turbeville Gardner; his daughters, Tracey Fass (Rodrigo), Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Stephanie Bailey (Kent); his grandchildren, MaddieMaye Bailey and Miller Bailey, all of Kingston; his sister, Ann Givens (Mike), Crossville; his brother, Kevin Gardner (Tonia), Oldsmar, Fla.; niece, Grace Gardner; nephews, Zach, Jordan and Jacob Gardner, all of Florida, Scott and Eric Givens and great-nephew Braden Givens, all of Texas; his aunts, Hattie Ruth Shelton and Maxine Gardner and great-uncle, Howard Danks, all of Logan County, Ky.; his stepson, Travis Estes (Jennifer); and grandchildren, Corey Estes, Emily Estes and Caleb Estes, Lenoir City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marti Smith Gardner; stepson, Eric Estes; and mother-in-law, Sarah Turbeville.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 2, in Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Visitation with the family will be at noon, with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Beaver Dam, Ky., or breast cancer research.
Published in Roane County News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2013
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