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Daniel Gardner

Daniel Lee Gardner

November 25, 1947 - December 19, 2020
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Daniel Lee Gardner passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Gardner was born in Kingsport and had resided in Gray, Tennessee since 1967. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and retired from the U. S. Army Reserve having received a Bronze Star during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Gardner was a retired Manager from Waste Management.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Orval and Rita Gardner; daughter Denise Young and brother Allen D. Gardner. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Weeks) Gardner; son Daniel L. Gardner II; sister Jane Copenhaver (John); brother Michael Gardner (Virginia); grandchildren Daniel Lee Gardner III (Danielle), Brittany Gardner, Darin Gardner and Jared Gardner (Kelsie); great-grandchildren Brice Gardner and Hayden Gardner; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Chapel at East Tennessee Funeral Home, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, Tennessee. Following visitation, a military graveside service will be conducted by the Daniel Boone High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC at East Tennessee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Gardner III, Jared Gardner, Darin Gardner, Michael Gardner II, Jason Copenhaver and Daniel Lee Gardner II.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

East Tennessee Funeral Home & Cemetery is honored to serve the family of Daniel Lee Gardner.
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  • Service

    December 23, 2020 | 2:00pm
    December 23, 2020 2:00pm
    East Tennessee Funeral Home
    2630 Hwy 75
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  • Interment

    East Tennessee Cemetery
    2630 Hwy 75
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George Trent

Posted at 05:15pm
I served with Dan in the Army Reserve 844th Engineers Company D & A for years & was his Squad Leader for 4 years, he was a good Soldier & Friend, we shared some good times but the best was when he told me he was ready to meet the Lord, I will miss him but one day we will meet again.

Robert Berg

Posted at 06:54am
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family! Your forever friends the Bergs. Love you guys!
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Sherri Thomas

Posted at 10:47pm
To the Gardner Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. God Bless You!!! Sherri Thomas
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Tabitha Campbell

Posted at 05:57pm
My sincere condolences to the Gardner family. You’ll be in my prayers during this difficult time. He was an awesome boss, a great friend, and would even give me “Dad” advice when I needed it. In my eyes, he will always be “Chief”. Love, TW

With our deepest condolences and much love, Raquel

Posted at 05:20pm
He was truly the best papaw Jared, Brice, & Hayden could ever ask for.They all loved him so much, he will live on through them..Praying for the family
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