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Jimmy Kyle Gardner “Big Yogi”

• Nov 7, 2018 at 9:06 AM

NORTON, VA - Jimmy Kyle Gardner “Big Yogi”, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, VA.

He attended West Norton Baptist Church, was a 1957 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School and was a retired inspector from VDOT with 40 years of service.

“Big Yogi” loved helping his family and friends, eating a good meal, drinking coffee at Wal-Mart, raking leaves and mowing his yard; he will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Emmet and Beulah Roberts Gardner; and a brother, Richard “Yogi” Gardner.

Surviving are two brothers, W. P. Gardner and wife Sue of Big Stone Gap and Charles Gardner and wife Norma of Norton; sister-in-law, Betty Gardner of Norton; several nieces and nephews who he loved as his own; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Jimmy Kyle Gardner will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, VA with Pastor Darrell Bolling officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardner Family Cemetery in Norton, VA. Family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. till time of services at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church of one’s choice. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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