Steven C. Gardner

Big Stone Gap, Va.-Steven C. Gardner, 52, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Johnson City (Tn.) Medical Center.
He was a Union High School teacher, assistant football coach, head wrestling coach, and a former softball, baseball track and basketball coach, throughout Wise County and Lee County. Steve also drove a school bus.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard E. and Beulah Gardner; maternal grandparents, Carroll and Elsie Roberts; and mother-in-law, Frankie Thompson.
Surviving are his wife, Tina Thompson Gardner; sons, Zachary Gardner and Kalen Gardner, both of Big Stone Gap; his parents, William “W. P.” Gardner and Sue (Ulbrich) Gardner; brother, Mark Gardner, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and his canine companion, Elli.
The family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in the Union High School Auditorium. The service will follow at 7:00pm with Emil Schenck and Aaron Crabtree officiating.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required to enter the high school.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Gardner family.
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