Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Brown Lewis Gardner

April 4, 1952November 23, 2019

Brown Lewis Gardner of Powell, TN formerly of Charleston, WV went to heaven after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Marla T. Gardner; daughters, Elizabeth Hayes and husband Brian, Margaret Tankersley and Rhonda Malloy and husband Adam; seven grandchildren; sister, Margaret Grassie; numerous nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Condolences may be left to the family at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Brown Lewis Gardner

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Bill Thayer

November 26, 2019

Good friend and boss. Will miss his laughter.

Stacy E Lewis

November 25, 2019

Growing up in the midst of the Gardner / Lewis families provided lots of memories for our cast of characters (Bobby, Stacy, Brown. Bert, David, Elizabeth and Margaret). Memories of shared backyards full of games & activities. shared gardens, even shared grandmothrs - Missy & Vertna. Each member of our circle faded in & out based on school, job or health - none were forgottrn. Now as time wains I wish Brown "fair winds and following seas" as he begins his final journey. 💔

Jack Cummings

November 25, 2019

Brown was a wonderful person. He was the best boss I ever had, and by the blessings of God, he became a best friend as well. He had the special ability to make everyone he met feel like they were the most important person he had seen that day. Everyone who spent any time with Brown knew that he absolutely adored his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He lifted my spirits more times than I can count. So glad that he made Jesus his savior - looking forward to seeing him again in a better place. Prayers for the family. May God comfort you with His peace and precious memories of Brown.

Sandy Smith

November 24, 2019

So sorry to hear of Brown passing.
He was such a nice gentleman to do business with.
I owned a trucking co and leased through World Wide in Charleston. He was over rentals and I had contact by phone with him almost daily.
Prayers to his wife daughters and grandchildren. I feel like I knew all of you he was always talking about his daughters, grandchildren and wife. Loved his family.

Chuck Whitlow

November 24, 2019

Marla, never a better friend to me was Brown. Always quick on his feet with a special greeting that made him who he was. Our prayer is that God with bless you with abundant grace as you and his beloved girls mourn.