Carl Ernest Lindner


Carl Ernest Lindner

Carl Ernest Lindner, 84, went home Wednesday, Nov. 8. 2017, to have eternal life with his Lord after a short illness.

"Poppie" will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a longtime member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church ,where he served on various committees and was a member of Methodist Men, Promise Keepers and Asbury Sunday School Class.

Lindner served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, stationed in Hawaii, and also aboard the USS Mount Olympus under the command of Admiral Radford of the Pacific Fleet.

He retired from TNT in Chattanooga and M&M Mars in Cleveland. Retirement for Lindner meant he would work only part time rather than full time,and he worked as the property manager for Broad Street Methodist Church and Waterville Baptest Church in later years. But, his true vocation was caring for the love of his life, his wife Nancy.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Clifford E. and Bessie Mae Lindner; sisters: Virginia Jo Davis and Catherine Vassey; and brother, Delane Lindner.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Chambers Lindner. Carl and Nancy were school sweethearts since she was 13,  and he was 15.

He is survived by children: Michael Conn Lindner and Connie, Kimberly Karl Burns and James, and Mark Allen Lindner and Sherrie White; grandchildren: Casey, Nicholas, April, Tish and Mark; great-grandchildren: Kelsie, Maddie, Gracie, Ava Claire, Knox, Kadden, Titus, Haden, Tyler and Kayleigh; sisters-in-law: Sandra Hamilton and Betty Lindner; many wonderful nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Pat and Sonny Hicks.

The Rev. Chris Rouse will preside at a private family memorial service at Wesley Memorial Church Garden. The service will include a military honor guard, a white dove release ceremony, and a red balloon release by great-grandchildren representing a piece of each child's heart.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416 or Wesley Memorial Garden Fund, 3405 Peerless Road N.W., Cleveland, TN 37312.

Serenity Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lindner family guestbook at


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