Robert Steven “Goat” Gardner
October 13, 1964 -
July 14, 2017

Visitation

July 16, 2017
5:00 until 8:00 PM

Service 

July 17, 2017
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Robert Steven “Goat” Gardner, age 52, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted Monday, July 17, 2017, at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Riddle, Bro. Eddie Graves, and Bro. Shawn Lewis officiating. Burial to follow in Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Gardner passed away July 14, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Steve, a native of Lincoln County, TN, was the son of Patricia Louise Gardner and the late Robert Lee Gardner. He was a jack of all trades and a hard worker in everything he did.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Lynn Blevins Gardner; daughter, Heather (Tony) Forshee; sons, Jason Lane, Chris (Nicole) Lane, Damion Lane, and Matt (Miriam) Lane; sisters, Dewanna (Curt) Comer and Christi Gardner; grandchildren, Zachary and Kaleb Christie, Emma Claire Lane, and Monroe Nelms; nieces, Hannah (Daniel) Varian and Jessica Salisbury; nephew, Jacob Salisbury; mother-in-law, Frances Irene Blevins; second mother and special friend, Jean Locker; and his dog Turtle.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 5 until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fairview Fellowship Church at 3 Hughey Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Video Services

10 Comments

  1. Robin

    I always enjoyed my conversations with Steve. Luckily, I had a long visit from him just before his last foot surgery. I will remember him fondly as a good friend, husband and Dad. He sure loved his family and expressed that without hesitation.

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  2. Harold @ Faye Campbell

    Steve ,you were always a good person and I no you will be missed..Damion will be lost without you. To all your Family, I sure hope there sorrows heal quickly. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

    Reply
  3. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    I would like to extend my sincere sympathy, Cindy and family. Steve was a super nice guy, and I know that you will miss him. God bless and comfort your hearts during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Chris & Carla Howard

    I love you old classmate of 12 years. We will see you again soon in HEAVEN some sweet day.

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  5. Terri Dale Beard

    Cindy,I was just telling Katie today, how lucky you were to have Steve, come into your life.The love you two found, and had for one another, could only have been sent from above. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  6. Linda

    Love you, Cindy, and hope you find peace in Gods love. Steve was a wonderful stepfather to your children as well as a wonderful husband to you.

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  7. Gloria Armstrong

    Steve was a good kind man whom I know suffered a lot but he loved life and his family
    !!! You and your family are in our hearts!!!!!

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  8. Nana ..Marion Sneed

    Cindy and family..I am so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. He was such a kind,sweet, uncomplaining person. My prayers are with all of you..I am here for you…Nana

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  9. Denise & Rickey Smith

    our heart is breaking for you Cindy! we know that Steve is in GOD’s hands now, and walking the streets of gold where you will be reunited one day soon. we love you and are here for you my sister!

    Reply
  10. Kim Howard

    Sending pray to this Sweet and Special Family! Steve was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed.

    Reply

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Memories

10 Comments

  1. Robin

    I always enjoyed my conversations with Steve. Luckily, I had a long visit from him just before his last foot surgery. I will remember him fondly as a good friend, husband and Dad. He sure loved his family and expressed that without hesitation.

    Reply
  2. Harold @ Faye Campbell

    Steve ,you were always a good person and I no you will be missed..Damion will be lost without you. To all your Family, I sure hope there sorrows heal quickly. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

    Reply
  3. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    I would like to extend my sincere sympathy, Cindy and family. Steve was a super nice guy, and I know that you will miss him. God bless and comfort your hearts during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Chris & Carla Howard

    I love you old classmate of 12 years. We will see you again soon in HEAVEN some sweet day.

    Reply
  5. Terri Dale Beard

    Cindy,I was just telling Katie today, how lucky you were to have Steve, come into your life.The love you two found, and had for one another, could only have been sent from above. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  6. Linda

    Love you, Cindy, and hope you find peace in Gods love. Steve was a wonderful stepfather to your children as well as a wonderful husband to you.

    Reply
  7. Gloria Armstrong

    Steve was a good kind man whom I know suffered a lot but he loved life and his family
    !!! You and your family are in our hearts!!!!!

    Reply
  8. Nana ..Marion Sneed

    Cindy and family..I am so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. He was such a kind,sweet, uncomplaining person. My prayers are with all of you..I am here for you…Nana

    Reply
  9. Denise & Rickey Smith

    our heart is breaking for you Cindy! we know that Steve is in GOD’s hands now, and walking the streets of gold where you will be reunited one day soon. we love you and are here for you my sister!

    Reply
  10. Kim Howard

    Sending pray to this Sweet and Special Family! Steve was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed.

    Reply

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