Frank Baxter Gardner passed away on May 31, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN. He was a native of Maury County and lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Frank was a deacon at Corner Stone Freewill Baptist Church in Murfreesboro and also served in the United States Army. He retired from Warnaco Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Eugene Gardner and Ethel Russell Gardner, brother, Robert Gardner, and sisters, Mary Spencer and Ruth Farrington. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Marie Owens Gardner, son, John Michael Goats, and grandchildren, Alicia Taylor, Ashley Santana, and Brittany Gonzalez.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home and on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at Corner Stone Freewill Baptist Church. The church service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday at Corner Stone Freewill Baptist Church, 3079 Highway 99, Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Dr. Stanley Outlaw, Rev. Billy Walker and Rev. William Owens will officiate. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Burial will be 2:30 P.M. following the church service at Goshen Cemetery in Santa Fe Community of Maury County. Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422