Sam Breeding Gardner
1934 — 2021
Sam Breeding Gardner passed from this life of sorrow on Friday, November 19. His departure was from the St. Thomas-Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and followed a very brief but precipitous illness. Sam, who most recently was enjoying his retirement from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, was a long time member of the Cole's Chapel Community, though, of-late, he was residing in Sparta following the sale of his home. Preceding Sam's passing were his wife, Margaret Alberta Wilhite Gardner, and, their son, Sam Kirk Gardner. Born in 1934 on June 8, Sam had accumulated 87 years of life on the afternoon of his passing. Beginning life in the midst of the "Great Depression," Sam's challenging youth...