She was a native of Alabama and daughter of the late Veto and Ida V. Barnette Whitfield.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Pat Whitfield.
Those left to cherish Linda’s memory include her husband of 59 years, Robert Gardner, Jr., children: Bob Gardner and his wife Crystal, Karen Edgeworth and her husband Daniel; grandchildren: Hannah Gardner, Brittany Gray (Darrin), Jared Edgeworth (Amber); great-grandchildren: Hadley Gray, Jacob Edgeworth; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Linda will be laid to rest at a later date at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Gardner family.