Albert Ellis Gardner, 57, Madison, passed Friday, March 22.
Gardner was a member of the Baptist faith. He was well known for his involvement in motorsports in the Middle Tennessee area. He was also an avid Razorback fan. Gardner was the son of the late, Albert Ellis and Bessie Viola Greene Gardner. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Allen Gardner and Jimmy Wayne Gardner.
He is survived by: wife Glenda Gardner; children, Ellisa and Ellis (Katie) Gardner and Douglas and Andrew Pillow; brother, Billy Gardner; grandchildren, Bradley, Kaley Viola and Anderson.
Funeral services were Monday, March 25 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Donnie Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Wayne White, Rick Dixon, Jerry Criswell, Jimmy Gardner, Willis Keeton, John Armstrong, Mike Odom and Jay Crump. Following the burial there will be a reception for family and friends at Ravenwood Country Club, 1176 Stones River Road, Hermitage, TN.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Sarah Cannon Research Institute, 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203.
Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home and Monday at the church. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.